Its not often music leaves me with an uneasy feeling. Maybe when I first encountered war metal bands, or even when I first stepped into the world of black metal, there were times that left me creeped out by the atmosphere certain albums built. But with this album, it took it to another level, really. Angular riffs that leave you with a deep uneasy, industrial style electronic drums that hammer away drilling its hole deep into the psyche, and of course the hellish tortured screams from the man him self. Even the album cover creates this sense of nightmarish horror that can only be spawned from some dark and twisted mind.
The album is all force, creating a dense wall of sound for you to break through if you'd want to piece out each individual instrument. But there are parts where one can breath, small ambient tracks and audio samples from some horrific videos from across the net. Which, in my opinion, helps this release stand out among the typical fantasy themed black metal. We're all used to albums about evil castles and cold wintery woods that Satan frolics through, sure. But how often do you hear suicide bombings or murders sampled on albums? Not often, that's for sure. And that really adds to the level of twisted atmosphere this release has. You can't escape the insanity of humanity. The evil nature that comes from us. This album captures that exact idea in audio format.
When comparing this release to his past ones it goes to show Febris Manea has come a long way. Refining not only the riffs and musical structure of songs, creating more melodic moments, but also turning up the extremity and intensity of the music as well. The production helps too, becoming a lot more refined clear, yet still keeping the lo-fi and rather dirty sound that I've grown to love over the years.
Easily his best release yet, and definitely on the list of best albums I've had the pleasure of listening to this year. Truly hellish and chaotic metal that puts forth the dark insanity that is the reality we live in.