“Regressus Ad Uterum” is a compellation
of Malvento’s three demo tapes “Camera Prima,” “Sacro
Martirio,” and “Ignis Bellum Mors.” According to the booklet
they were recorded in December 1998, May 2001, and December 2001, respectively.
Malvento is a black metal from Italy. A lot is speed-driven and made up
of blazing riffs and pounding drums. Nothing groundbreaking, kind of generic
black metal. Comparable to a mediocre Marduk. The limited variation and
repetitiveness got to me after a while. Simply put, it bored me a little.
Production quality could be a problem for certain people. Unpolished but
not unlistenable…hey, these are demos. However, I need to mention
is the track listing. It’s a confusing tracklist. The listing is different
on the back of the CD case then in the booklet. Regardless you can see how
they developed as a band even though it may take you a little bit before
you find out which order the tracks are playing. One last thing about this
disc, is that I couldn’t listen to this all because around track ten
the songs started skipping on the CD-R that was sent. To bad, what I heard
might have been the best stuff of the disc. There are seventeen tracks and
as a bonus “Immortalis Thirannis” which was taken from “Blut
Und Hausen Vol II” for a total of nearly fifty-five minutes.
Reviewed By: Jeffrey D. Adkins