Thursday, January 23, 2020

Full Length Review: CRIMSON MOON "Mors Vincit Omnia" (Debemur Morti Productions) by Sarah McKellar

Country: USA
Genre: Black metal
Full length: Mors Vincit Omnia
Format: Digipak CD, limited edition vinyl, digital
Release date: August 30, 2019
Crimson Moon is a three-piece black metal project currently based in Germany, established in 1994. “Mors Vincit Omnia” is their fourth full-length release in their extensive discography through Debemur Morti Productions. Occultic, dark and mournful, “Vanitas” is a hard-hitting introduction and you are instantly drawn into this release. A controlled chaotic feel shows the dedication of the band members and the time developing their unrelenting and brutal approach to black metal. Further through the “Mors Vincit Omnia” Crimson Moon displays their ability to shift from a brutal aural assault to dank, occultic filth. Lyrical content throughout this release lives up to the themes of Occultism that Crimson Moon is consistently recognized for and takes the listener further into their distinct and unmistakable sound. Additional experimental and mournful instrumentals with the use of both clean vocals and screams add an unsettling but pleasing aspect throughout this release. Consistently technical throughout this “Mors Vincit Omnia” while remaining true to their customary brutal aural assault- Crimson Moon has once again lived up to their brutal reputation. I genuinely look forward to seeing what the future holds for Crimson Moon- especially if their intentions are to commence playing live again. -Sarah McKellar

Scorpios Androctonus: Bass, vocals, synths
Sabnoc: Guitars, Backing Vocals
Agreas: Guitars
Blastum: Drums
Lord Angelslayer: Guest Vocals on track III
Proscriptor: Guest Vocals on track III
Ixithra: Guest Vocals on track IV
Phaesphoros: Additional Choir Vocals and Wooden Recorder on track V
Brian Artwick: Outro music on track VIII

Track list:
1. Vanitas
2. Altars Of Azrael
3. Godspeed Angel Of Death
4. Upon the Pale Horse
5. Parcae - Trinity of Fates
6. Mors Vincit Omnia
7. Funeral Begotten
8. Tempus Fugit

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