Release date: 24 January 2012
Style: Black metal, Folk metal


6.8 | 18 votes


15 have it
7 want it

01. Strix The Prologue (Intro)
02. 1313 (Eradicate The False Idols)
03. Dead Tree Ballad
04. Vox In Rama (Part 1)
05. Vox In Rama (Part 2)
06. Mandragora
07. Eyes In The Well
08. Earth And Fire
09. Ecate - The Ritual (Intro)
10. Ecate
11. Nemus Tempora Maleficarum
12. Historia Nocturna


Additional info
Recorded at the Occultum studios owned by the guitarist Ossian.
Mastered at the Necromorbus Studios.
Artwork created by Kriss Verwimp.
Released as a Digipack CD and limited Vinyl.

Staff review by

Even though their old lead vocalist Cadaveria left back in 2001 to go do bigger things with shittier album covers, and despite their eight year hiatus, Opera IX, the Italian symphonic black metal band from back in the day, still exists... in case you forgot or something.

Shit's changed since 2004 when they released their previous album though. A black man is president of the United States, Lost ended, and I'm not 13 anymore. Three big things. So the question has to be, have these guys overcome their 2004iness and made something fresh-sounding we, with our iPod Nanos and Nintendo DS's, can enjoy?

published 06.02.2012 | Comments (17)

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Diablos_ - 12.12.2011 at 01:53  
  Looking forward to this. If it is anything like Mandragora, then it will be great!
Marcel Hubregtse - 12.12.2011 at 01:58  
  Heard it and just like their other stuff immensely meh. So if you like their old albums you'll enjoy this
Zender 1.8 - 04.04.2012 at 10:31  
Rating: 8 The true feeling of ritual ))))) hails!
Kuroboshi - 05.03.2015 at 09:27  
Rating: 4 So amazingly uninspired music.

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