Capatus – Malus Ascendant – Now Out!

Carpatus was formed by Dizruptor in 1999, with an agenda to play Black Metal in the style of second wave bands such as Darkthrone, Satyricon and the likes. After a demo in 2001 earned them some notoriety in the local scene, they were signed on to Pazuzu Records, a label run by Brazilian Black Metal stalwarts Ocultan.

In 2003 they released their first full length album called “Out of the Desolation Planet” which showcased their aggressive and obscure style. The album quickly spread through the underground scene, gaining praise from listeners. Their second album “Procellarum” came out in April 2006 which furthered the band’s reputation in Brazil, cementing their position as one of the country’s best Black Metal acts. However in 2010 the band decided to withdraw back into the shadows, until 2015 when the band announced their return.

Between 2015 and 2016 recording for the new album “Malus Ascendant” was underway with Dizruptor handling all of the vocals & instruments, except for drums which were done by session musician Morbus Deimos. These tracks feature the band at their strongest and most consistent, bringing to mind the classic era of early 90’s Norwegian Black Metal. The attack is intensified by a production quality that maintains the clarity without sacrificing any of the aggression. The album is produced by notable Brazilian underground producer Marcos Cerutti, and was later mastered in Sweden by the legendary Dan Swano.

The album was released worldwide on February 20th 2017 through Black Lion Records, making it the band’s first worldwide release.

Stream/Purchase The Album

Carpatus
Malus Ascendant

(Full Length)

Genre: Black Metal

Location: Santo André, São Paulo, Brazil

Release Date: February 20, 2017

Label: Black Lion Records

Format: CD & Digital

Track – List:

1. Rites of Fire and Blood
2. The Cold Autumn Sunrise
3. Aeon Damnation
4. Flames to Eternity
5. A Missa Funebre
6. From a Dreadful Past
7. Behold the Mournful Nature


TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 39:20

Members:

Dizruptor – Vocals, Guitar, Bass
Morbus Deimos – Session Drums

Review – Dead Limbs – Spiritus/Sulphur

Another Triumph for Brazil

The mysterious, intriguing group from Brazil, Dead Limbs, combines several influences in order to form a unique brand of Atmospheric Black Metal. Its members, Asclepius, Saturnus, and Poimandres, are deeply inspired by Greek Mythology, Hermetic Philosophy and the Souls video game series. Each of these contributed to a story the band wrote titled “The Ash Seeketh Embers”, the remnants of which morphed into the creative impetus for their album “Spiritus/Sulphur”.

A work of brilliant orchestration and beautifully coherent instrumentation, the album contains an overflowing cauldron of different styles, appealing to fans of Burzum, Summoning, Taake, and Blut Aus Nord. At times, the music even resembles the slow, acoustic elements of Opeth, as well as the epic, somewhat gothic aspects of Rotting Christ’s “Triarchy of the Lost Lovers”.

By bringing together these varying motifs, a blend of mainly Norwegian, Austrian, and French Black metal come to life, making riffs reminiscent of each of these scenes, all while sustaining that Brazilian flare that so many legendary bands possess i.e. Sepultura, Sarcófago, Krisiun, Vulcano, and so many others.

Also adding to this band’s greatness are the vocals, ranging from echoing whispers to melodic chants to powerful yells and shrieks which would move even the most weathered of Black Metal fans. They bring together the unprecedented atmosphere of Dead Limbs, perfectly complementing the riffs and ambiance of the music.

This album deserves any and all high praise which comes its way, as they are more than worthy of it.

 

Bandcamp: https://dead-limbs.bandcamp.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/deadlimbs/

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