Tuesday, April 27, 2021

EMPIRE DE MU – SPIRITUAL DEMISE (Review By Varg The Mighty )

Today’s review is of Canadian Black Death Metal band Empire De Mu’s debut album.

Considering the use of operatic female vocal performances on some parts, this album may at first glance remind of Folterkammer, although they combine more this vocal style with regular shrieks and clear vocals. Besides, the music tends completely towards some sort of really violent Black Death Metal, perhaps even with slight influences of Hardcore.

This intense album is full of flagrant solos (like the one on “Under The Black Sun”), sort of Symphonic Metal melodies (as on “Ouloum II”) and even some kind of folk passages like the intro and the interlude. Overall the release is pretty decent, but in some bits the vocals and instrumentation don’t merge completely, leaving the songs kind of artificial, especially on “Faithed Sorrow”. Nonetheless, this is a slight mistake that is rarely committed throughout the album and that in future releases may be easily avoided.

I recommend this album to fans of Black Death Metal and Symphonic Black Metal. My rating is of 8/10.




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