Album:"Speculum Humanae Salvationis"(2017,Black Metal)
Talking to ya:
Never did such vile piece of music sound so appealing to me before Acedia Mundi appeared on my Bandcamp recommendations.Strong statement, sure, but a truly honest one.Much like how Banished From Time by Black Cilice and Psychonaut4's Neurasthenia, Speculum Humanae Salvationis tingled my morbid music enjoyment and at the same time surprised me with every passing second, obliterating my expectations for what was going to blast my ears.Well, the blasting is indeed present in the format of blistering blast beats, accelerating my heart beats into a panic level of uneasiness, animalistic vocals that sound as hellish as Satan himself, and in the form of the immense, thick atmosphere emanated all throughout the record.If the fusion of the grim sound of black metal and the gruesome tone of Death metal appease your musical hunger than look no further, Acedia Mundi might even reach favorite status with its multilayered style of chaotic energy made with a feel of technical precision that doesn't tone down the insanity that the band presents.Adding to the album's glory is the utilization of short interludes that occupy some intros and midsections from various tracks with movie lines, choirs singing and overall creepy material increasing the size of this record.
All that being said, I truly can't pinpoint any negative aspect of this release.Deadly yet catchy, Acedia Mundi has created a slab of truly unsettling music, and I can't seem to dislike any second of it.Paris has set a new high for extreme metal in 2017.If you are a fan of #HellMilitia, #Merrimack, #Bethlehem, #BlazeOfPerdition and or #FuneralMist you will be more than happy to listen to this, and even if you aren't I can say with certainty that there is a lot to be enjoyed from this listening experience.
While I found the original artwork fitting to the music in question I ended up using the Bandcamp version since not only it looks better in my opinion but I also has some info for the band on it included,win win situation!
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