Saturday, July 9, 2022

Full Length Review: Corpus Christii "The Bitter End Of Old" (Immortal Frost Productions) by Corban Skipwith

Band: Corpus Christii
Location: Lisbon
Country: Portugal
Genre: Black metal
Format: Digital album, jewel case CD, standard black vinyl, opaque mustard vinyl, opaque mustard / red swirl with black splatter vinyl
Label: Immortal Frost Productions
Release date: May 13, 2022
Once again we are back with another ‘Black Metal’ project with 9 new devilish tracks sure to bring the fire and brimstone to any listeners brave enough to listen.
Now, upon first glance this record gives off a ‘ASMR/Ambient’ type feel to it with that gorgeously produced introduction but the ‘fantasy’ so to speak ends pretty quickly one the next track ‘The Predominance’ kicks in and you get those trademark fast instrumentation with the rapid fire drums, hypnotic guitars and blistering death growls!
The sonic aesthic is as you’d expect from a ‘Black Metal’ album with that raw, lo fi feel to them with that naturally dark and brooding energy behind it, but what makes this record unique is the band’s tendency to add in the occasional unsettling and creepy pace slowing moments which they proceed to add some truly demonic vocals and ad lib material which reminds me of early ‘Carpathian Forest’ how they would add random noises and sounds to further establish the disturbing nature of the record.
All in all, a fantastic ‘Black Metal’ album for those who appreciate that subgenre, it’s heavy, fast, in your face and unapologetic in its presentation!Corban Skipwith

Nocturnus Horrendus: Vocals, all instruments
J. Goat: Guitars, bass

Track list:
1. Amargura
2. The Predominance
3. Unearthly Forgotten Memory
4. Fragmented Chaos Disharmony
5. From Here To Nothing
6. Behind the Shadow
7. To the End, to the Void
8. For I am All
9. Heinous

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