Releae date: December 10th, 2017
Ancestral Terror Records
3 years after the release of their first full length, the savage Occultum Regnum Et Umbras, finally we have some new material from this killer Black/Thrash Metal act from Santiago. The band suffered quite a big change with the departure of Mortal Sorceress and the entrance of SS Mort, who took care of both the bass and vocal duties.
As one can expect, a change of vocalist is always a crucial moment in the life of a band, more so in this case when they switch from a female to a male vocalist, but I can say with absolute certainty that the change was for the better. Not that Mortal Sorceress did a bad job (far from it), but the new vocal style, which is darker and more “controlled”, added a new dimension to the band’s compositions.
But to me what really stands out about Intenebras is the superb guitar work of Ma’hai Jippen, which is both catchy and aggressive, and the savage and relentless drumming of Sinn Hayek. Both of them are in charge of the songwriting, and let me tell you, this people really know what they are doing. Every song is very carefully crafted, nothing is left to chance. The album grabs you from the very beginning, but it’s true beauty lies on the little details that you will discover with every new listen. The drum patterns, the riffs, the pace changes, the deep and dark growlings of SS Mort, every element fits perfectly with each other.
This EP contains 4 original songs and a cover of Tiamat’s I Am the King from The Astral Sleep (very well done by the way). The lyrics are in spanish, mixed with a few verses in latin (as well as the track titles). Needless to say that this is absolutely recommended.