lauantai 11. kesäkuuta 2016

Filii Nigrantium Infernalium - Os Métodos do Pentagrama demo 1993

Filii Nigrantium Infernalium - Os Métodos do Pentagrama demo 1993
1) Madonna Negra / A Feiticeira e o Pentagrama
2) A Lagoa de Pazuzu: Stygia, Águas da Serpente Tiamat
3) Retorno ao Ritual
4) O Gelo

Mediafire / Depositfiles

A cool, almost chilling wind blows outside as is expected of June in Finland. Summer always makes me think of Southern black metal so this is a good opportunity to welcome the season with a contribution by our comrade unholydeath. We stay in 1993 and this is the first and only demo released under the name of Filii Nigrantium Infernalium, formerly ('89-'92) Bactherion, a still surviving Portuguese cult band with rather scarce discography. Unholydeath included enormous cover scans for your reversed reading displeasure, thanks again for that and the rip!

Right, I know several rips have floated in the cyberspace since the beginning of virtual reality but since this is a good rip and the demo is a classic with plenty of character I wanted to feature it. In case you're not familiar with it yet, there are three long (seven minutes and more) songs and a shorter, interlude-like one of mostly slow tempo black metal sung in Portuguese. Calling it black/doom would not be out of place. Actually it was quite unique for its time but didn't get much attention. I remember people were talking (read: bitching) more about the reversed writing and logo than the music. Clear sound with prominent bass and vocals which sound like tormentous shrieks forced out of a possession victim. Much of the time dual which adds to the effect. Gotta love that messed up "solo" bit in the late part of "Retorno..." they don't make music like this anymore! Early Samael might be a reasonable name drop once again, Necromantia could be another. But I have mass to attend so enough words. Recommended and I really wish I'd find their old live tape I know I have somewhere!

2 kommenttia:

WhoAmI kirjoitti...

That demo is going to be re-released real soon in vinyl!! They played yesterday some of those songs in a mini appearance in a Portuguese fest!!!

Velkaarn kirjoitti...


Thanks for notifying, good to know! Is there going to be a CD release too, do you happen to know?

How were they live and what else was on the set, by the way? I wish someone would book them for a festival or a club gig in Finland.