Filii Nigrant--err--- what? Not only is the name
of this 4-piece Portuguese dark metal band nearly impossible to pronounce
(let alone- spell), the logo and song titles are all backwards!! Anyways,
I'm not about to read the tracks off to you. There are, though, 9 tracks
and about 45 minutes of excellently delivered heavy metal in a blackened
form. The music pretty much covers an entire spectrum of underground bands,
while still feeling a bit anxious, the vocals are some of the most desperate
Bethlehem-ish style vocals heard this side of the thousandth paradox (??-
exactly). Meaning, in general, this shit is totally archaic from a vocal
standpoint. From a musical standpoint? This is some very compromising stuff
with loads of thrash riffing and old-school death metal elements. Don't
look for a band ripping off an older band, though, because it still mixes
lots of elements together forming..... well-- Filii
Nigrantium Infernalium!! Yeah!! I actually wrote it without any problems!!
Saying it is another challenge. My favorite track is 5 ("Morte Geométrica"....
I believe?), which displays that classic Possessed-style sound with those
disturbing wail / screams from the church of Satan or who the hell knows
where they came from?!?! This is very, very innovative with lots of aggression
and some classy melody. A strong balance of old-school and new-school. Fans
of bands like Bethlehem, Possessed, and maybe even Sadus or Celtic Frost
will thrive on these guys! Just keep the crazy vocals in mind.....
Reviewed By: Thomas Mitchell