Dark Funeral - Angelus Exuro Pro Eternus


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Release date: 18 November 2009
Style: Black metal

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Disc I
01. The End Of Human Race
02. The Birth Of The Vampiir
03. Stigmata
04. My Funeral
05. Angelus Exuro Pro Eternus
06. Demons Of Five
07. Declaration Of Hate
08. In My Dreams
09. My Latex Queen
+ My Funeral [video]

Disc II [DVD] [limited edition bonus] [live at Peace & Love festival on June 28, 2008 in Borlänge, Sweden]
01. Intro
02. King Antichrist
03. Diabolis Interium
04. The Secrets Of The Black Arts
05. The Arrival Of Satan's Empire
06. Goddess Of Sodomy
07. 666 Voices Inside
08. Vobiscum Satanas
09. Hail Murder
10. Atrum Regina
11. An Apprentice Of Satan

Guest review by
Slayer666
Rating:
7.3
There is a short anecdote, which may or may not be true, concerning the release of Slayer's newest album, World Painted Blood. When Tom Araya was asked what the new album sounds like, he gave a short, simple, yet very informative reply: "It's Slayer. What on Earth do you think it sounds like?" I can safely say that if Bo Karlsonn of Dark Funeralwas ever asked such a question about "Angelus Exuro Pro Eternus," he could have easily replied in the same fashion. Before I start describing the album, I must write a short disclaimer. Veteran fans of Dark Funeral, you don't need to read any further: go and buy this album. Veteran haters of Dark Funeral, you should also stop reading, but stay away from the album instead of buying it. Now that I've got that out the way, I will try and review this album in a way that assumes the reader has never heard Dark Funeral before.

Although it was never stated officially, for all these years they had a credo they never deviated from, and it's: "Never change!" Every one of their albums could be described as a furiously fast, chaotic blast-beat fest centered around a heavily Satanic concept. In short, these guys play black metal which is pretty much as stereotypical as it can possibly be. One good look at the album cover can tell you almost everything you need to know about the atmosphere of the music. Hellish, fiery, apocalyptic and full of rage. Brace yourselves for a merciless, bombastic black metal charge, as you will be bombarded by relentless, yet stylish riffs, savage drums and Caligula's sick screaming.

Not quite all of it is blast-beats, mind you.... In some songs they occasionally break the furious assault, and switch to mid-paced drumming and more expressed tremolo picking that really raises the whole "the world is ending in demonic fire" feeling to a new level. "In My Dreams" and "My Funeral" are almost completely based on this approach rather than non stop blast-beats. The drummer, Dominator, is a goddamned beast, giving us one of the finest performances in this genre, both in the "fast as fuck" and technical categories. Bo and Micke do a perfect job of grinding those guitars, and Caligula's vocals are still on the level, even if not what they used to be. So far, I've focused only on the positive sides of the album, and it's only fair to point out its flaws now. if you're looking for anything even moderately original, look elsewhere. Dark Funeral is not that sort of a band. Also, the album might feel repetitive sometimes, and you often won't be able to tell a difference between two songs, unless you've got trained ears.

This album is certainly not for everyone. While many praise it for being so furious and stylish, others will look down upon it, calling it cliche and immature. All facts taken into consideration, the second group is pretty much right. However, for me there always comes a time when I need to listen to something that is not too complex, but is powerful and (although childishly) blasphemous. Very few bands provide a better solution for this than Dark Funeral.

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published 19.10.2010 | Comments (5)

Released at the end of last year, what better way is there to worship Satan than while listening to this chaotic and hellish black metal? Haha, ok. Seriously though, this is some good quality black metal when recently, others in the genre haven't seemed to have been pulling their weight. It's fast, it's black metal, what more could you want?

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06.01.2010 - 01:25
Uirapuru
Liver Failure
Oh good I was already missing their non-gothic meloblack
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member of the true crusade against old school heavy metal, early 80s thrash, NWOBHM, traditional doom, first and second wave black metal, old school death metal, US power metal, 70s prog rock and atmospheric doomsludgestoner. o/
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06.01.2010 - 08:45
Rating: 6
Dangerboner
:D
Boring as usual, but a slight improvement over Attera Totus Sanctus. The new drummer is insanely fast but too repetitive, as usual, but the vocalist still sucks. I think I remember Demons of Five standing out as a good song, and there are other songs with good moments (usually the slower parts), but overall it's just boring.
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22.03.2010 - 16:48
katafakingstrofa
Good album, deserves 8.4 imo
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Dementia 4 Life
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28.03.2010 - 23:34
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by katafakingstrofa on 22.03.2010 at 16:48

Good album, deserves 8.4 imo


What about this album makes you think it deserves anything above an 8?
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Prettier than BloodTears.
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29.03.2010 - 01:13
Ellrohir
Heaven Knight
I am sure this album will find listeners...but i wasnt very impressed about it, this is not music for me
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So behold the flight of the sapphire dragon
soaring through the skies once again


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26.07.2010 - 10:53
Rating: 7
Elyar S.
Gud är Död
Written by Ellrohir on 29.03.2010 at 01:13

I am sure this album will find listeners...but i wasnt very impressed about it, this is not music for me

you mean Black Metal is not music for you?
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Kiss my ass if you dont like me, I dont care.
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26.07.2010 - 11:00
Rating: 7
Elyar S.
Gud är Död
My Latex Queen has some good lyrics , try it everyone
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Kiss my ass if you dont like me, I dont care.
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28.07.2010 - 19:30
Ellrohir
Heaven Knight
Written by Elyar S. on 26.07.2010 at 10:53

Written by Ellrohir on 29.03.2010 at 01:13

I am sure this album will find listeners...but i wasnt very impressed about it, this is not music for me

you mean Black Metal is not music for you?

i mean Dark Funeral is not music for me...
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So behold the flight of the sapphire dragon
soaring through the skies once again


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29.07.2010 - 14:11
RavenKing
I like Black Metal in general (by far my favorite genre) but I hate Dark Funeral.
Like a few people mentioned until now, this band is damn boring.
Their music is only ultra-repetitive masturblasting drums, awful guitar sound with uninteresting riffs and atrocious vocals. Their songs quite simply suck. Only mindless brutality with no soul, no atmosphere of any kind. Add to this horrendous production.
I also hate their lyrics and image. I have nothing against satanic lyrics and all but the way this band are doing it (lyrics, album covers, etc) is laughable and, in some way, cheesy and cliché. No originality whatsoever in this stupid band.

As much as I like Black Metal, there's not a single element about Dark Funeral that I don't hate.
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They shake your hand and they smile and they buy you a drink
They say we'll be your friends we'll stick with you till the end
But everybody's only looking out for themselves
And you say who can you trust I'll tell you nobody
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28.08.2012 - 18:14
Rating: 8
NocturnalStalker
Metal Addict
Somehow there are only a few old black metal bands I still listen to up to this day and Dark Funeral is one of them. Yes, they can't offer anything new to the table but when I want to listen to the intelligent black metal (as I call it) I will listen to A Forest of Stars but when I want to listen to some ferocious black metal I'd prefer Marduk or Dark Funeral (or maybe Satyricon). This is how it works for me.
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"And we are not who we think we are
We are who we're afraid to be"
- Lux Occulta "The Opening of Eleventh Sephirah"
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29.08.2012 - 03:00
Rating: 10
I_Die_Often
This is my favorite Dark Funeral CD, Stigmata and My Funeral stick in my head for hours after listening.
I love the brutality of Dark Funeral, that appeals to me since I'm more of a death metal fan than a black metal fan.
Another thing i like here, clean production!! I hate tinny BM that sounds like 5th generation cassette.
Tape trading days are over, lets embrace the production technology readily available.
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Old enough to be your Daddy... speaking of which... you look familiar... do I know your mother???
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29.09.2012 - 17:07
Rating: 7
musicalkaratekid
Nothing here that is out of the ordinary, but it does seem to have a very epic atmosphere running throughout its course.
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17.12.2013 - 22:16
LeKiwi
High Fist Prog
Written by I_Die_Often on 29.08.2012 at 03:00

Another thing i like here, clean production!! I hate tinny BM that sounds like 5th generation cassette.
Tape trading days are over, lets embrace the production technology readily available.

Wise words
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