Release date: 16 October 2012
Style: Blackened death metal

Rating:

7.9 | 58 votes

Owners:

28 have it
8 want it


01. Anno Mortii: Gnostic Transcendental Heresy
02. Pendulum
03. Death Illumination
04. Funeral Monolith
05. Hierophant Disposal Facility
06. The Longevity Of Second Death [feat. Casey Hogan]
07. Helix Covenant [Vinyl bonus]
08. Blood & Darkness
09. Crematorium Angelicum


Line-up
C. K. P. "Ascaris" - vocals
Reuben Christopher "Matron Thorn" Jordan - all instruments, noise

Guest musicians
Casey Hogan - vocals

Staff pick by
!J.O.O.E.!

11.12.2012 Haunted seems to be an appropriate way to describe this. Utterly dense, unnerving and swirling death metal the likes of which you probably have never heard. (Kudos to Alex Lemon for this great find).



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Alex Fenger - 16.11.2012 at 17:48  
Rating: 9 If I were to describe this in one word... it would be eerie.. or ominous.. or something like that. Goddamn this is good
!J.O.O.E.! - 29.11.2012 at 22:01  
Rating: 9
Written by Alex Fenger on 16.11.2012 at 17:48

If I were to describe this in one word... it would be eerie.. or ominous.. or something like that. Goddamn this is good

Yeah that would be the best way to describe it. It's hard to find death metal like this, in all the songs, deep down in the mix, there are constant layers of weirdness of some sort. I love how dense it all is.
Alex Fenger - 29.11.2012 at 22:49  
Rating: 9
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 29.11.2012 at 22:01

Yeah that would be the best way to describe it. It's hard to find death metal like this, in all the songs, deep down in the mix, there are constant layers of weirdness of some sort. I love how dense it all is.

There are definitely layers a'plenty, it's like the world's biggest cake. The ambient tracks mix in so well with everything else going on, especially the vocals (which might be the highlight of the album for me) even tracks like Hierophant Disposal Facility manage to keep me pulled, just listening to everything going on.

Fuck it, giving this a 9. It's flaws are minimal and the amount I've listened to this album exceeds most of the other albums from this year
Mr. Doctor - 11.12.2012 at 23:39  
  This shit is hella creepy. Fucking colossal atmosphere and such a perfect production. Man, what a debut.
!J.O.O.E.! - 11.12.2012 at 23:44  
Rating: 9 The ghostly wails / keys really remind me of this:

Alex Fenger - 12.12.2012 at 00:21  
Rating: 9
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 11.12.2012 at 23:44

The ghostly wails / keys really remind me of this:

Wait that's exactly what they sound like... woah.
!J.O.O.E.! - 12.12.2012 at 00:24  
Rating: 9
Written by Alex Fenger on 12.12.2012 at 00:21

Wait that's exactly what they sound like... woah.

If I had the know-how, I'd strip away the rest of the music on this record and see exactly what they do sound like. Of course that's part of the beauty of the mix here that you can never quite grasp anything completely.
PowerThrash - 12.12.2012 at 02:10  
  When I first listened I honestly thought I had 2 songs playing
Vombatus - 12.12.2012 at 04:24  
  ^had exactly the same impression

pretty excellent anyway
!J.O.O.E.! - 12.12.2012 at 13:34  
Rating: 9
Written by PowerThrash on 12.12.2012 at 02:10

When I first listened I honestly thought I had 2 songs playing

You'd be amazed how often I accidentally have a song on YouTube and Spotify playing at the same time and not realise. And usually after I do realise and turn one off I usually think it sounded better with both playing

I actually had a chance to listen to this on headphones whilst walking last night and the layers are much easier to distinguish. The production really is first rate (if you dig this approach anyway).
R'Vannith - 12.12.2012 at 15:51  
Rating: 9
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 12.12.2012 at 13:34

I actually had a chance to listen to this on headphones whilst walking last night


This... out walking... at night... you are a braver man than I.
!J.O.O.E.! - 12.12.2012 at 15:54  
Rating: 9
Written by R'Vannith on 12.12.2012 at 15:51


This... out walking... at night... you are a braver man than I.

I live life on the edge
ArcesseEum - 14.12.2012 at 17:58  
  The title is dog Latin for: 'On the chewing of the dead in heaps.' I laughed.
Alex Fenger - 15.12.2012 at 04:23  
Rating: 9
Written by ArcesseEum on 14.12.2012 at 17:58

The title is dog Latin for: 'On the chewing of the dead in heaps.' I laughed.

Yeah that's pretty much around what I guessed
Pazdzioch - 16.01.2013 at 14:28  
  Vinyl (only) bonus track:
Alex Fenger - 18.01.2013 at 14:48  
Rating: 9
Written by Pazdzioch on 16.01.2013 at 14:28

Vinyl (only) bonus track:


That is one fantastic track
mz - 26.01.2013 at 11:17  
Rating: 8 Liked the ambient effects in the whole album and especially "Hierophant Disposal Facility"
RottingDeathHead - 11.02.2013 at 05:35  
Rating: 10 This honestly what I like in an album, extremely long songs, ominous overtones, slow doom metal sound with a death metal singer and also pretty good to drink too
Mr. Doctor - 11.02.2013 at 15:14  
 
Written by RottingDeathHead on 11.02.2013 at 05:35

This honestly what I like in an album, extremely long songs, ominous overtones, slow doom metal sound with a death metal singer and also pretty good to drink too


Wouldn't really call it doom metal. Sure, it sounds heavy as hell and it has some slow passages but it's still very much death metal, just the "doomy" kind.
Alex Fenger - 12.02.2013 at 20:37  
Rating: 9 Probably my most played album from 2012 after the year ended.

[edit]
Just found the full version on youtube
Dima - 21.05.2014 at 14:47  
Rating: 9 It feels...so preternatural.
Troy Killjoy - 21.05.2014 at 20:23  
 
Written by Dima on 21.05.2014 at 14:47
It feels...so preternatural.

I think that's the point.
Dima - 22.05.2014 at 02:49  
Rating: 9
Written by Troy Killjoy on 21.05.2014 at 20:23

Written by Dima on 21.05.2014 at 14:47
It feels...so preternatural.

I think that's the point.


ye..and they succeeded.
Lit. - 22.09.2014 at 06:46  
  God, I'd love to know where those samples in Anno Mortii are from. I'm fairly certain the line "This is how we ruin the world?" is from Cube, but I have no idea where "They're all here; everyone has died... everyone who's responsible" is from.
Alien1988 - 05.12.2014 at 17:59  
Rating: 9 Am I the only one who thinks that the last song feels out of place? It's one of my favourites but the feeling is rather different from the rest of the album (almost feels like another band playing).

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