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Mortuus Infradaemoni - Inmortuos sum

Great black metal , rooted in the 90ies. - 90%

Sepiroth_NL, May 13th, 2022
Written based on this version: 2022, CD, Iron Bonehead Productions (Limited edition)

These days I more or less got to know that Mortuus Infradaemoni have released a new, third album. Honestly, after the two previous albums from 2007 and 2009, I had long suspected the band in the eternal hunting grounds, so I was all the more pleased that the band still exists.

The new album called "Inmortuos sum" is released by Iron Bonehead Productions, after the two predecessors were released by Cold Dimensions, the label of former Lunar Aurora musician Andreas "Whyrd" Bauer. And there we are already at the right keyword, namely Lunar Aurora . The two protagonists behind Mortuus Infradaemoni, Nathaniel and Profanatitas are both ex- members of the legendary Lunar Aurora.

I still remember how I booked Mortuus Infradaemoni as a quasi "Lunar Aurora" side project when the debut album "Daemon qui fecit terram" was released (probably it was advertised and reviewed in the press like that), although ironically at that time the two musicians had not been active with Lunar Aurora for quite some time and the band had just disbanded.

Already at that time this label did not relly fit to the band. Certainly, many parallels in the sound are recognizable, such as the excellent mixture of blackmetallic frenzy and atmosphere, as celebrated by Lunar Aurora on many of their works, but Mortuus Infradaemoni were and are qualitatively on a par with the Bavarian black metal figurehead, and in this respect, this constant connection with Lunar Aurora is not helpful. And I know, I do now ultimately exactly the same, but now hope to be able to contribute with it, that Mortuus Infradaemoni (even now after the final demise of Lunar Aurora) finally strengthened get the attention that they would have long deserved, even if I do not know at all whether one would do the band a favor with it, not even a facebook page exists, which is really unusual today, but all the more sympathetic for it.

The new album offers over an hour of rousing, partly raging-hysteric black metal in a rough, but not too washed out sound, for me personally the best mix and balance between differentiation on the one hand, and raucousness on the other. The album has a good dynamic, because there are a lot of midtempo or doom parts or sometimes the one - or other thrash riff appears. What I personally particularly like is the stylistic device of the sometimes overlapping barbaric vocals, a stylistic device that was also known from Lunar Aurora.

In general, this album should be enjoyed by all those who carry the golden era of 90s black metal in their hearts and are not averse to the early works of some of the protagonists of the Norwegian and partly Swedish scene. And that's what makes Mortuus Infradaemoni so special, this mixture, the natural flow of traditional, furious black metal sounds on the one hand, which unleash their hypnotic-eruptive power in connection with repetitive and rather unusual song structures and partly unfold at least subtle, even symphonic effects.

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