Elite Hellenic Black Metal! "Morbid and obscure Black Metal... inspired by old Satanic acts (from Heavy / Doom / Black Metal)... and Hell!" Definitely in the grand tradition of classic old Mediterranean BM pioneers ROTTING CHRIST, NAER MATARON, VARATHRON, NECROMANTIA, LEGION OF DOOM, DRUNKARD, SADOLUST, NERGAL, AGATUS / ZEMIAL, etc.-- but also displaying a strong Nordic influence! With "Macto interitum Mundi", the Greek band's unholy 'must-hear' debut album, MORTUUS CAELUM (Latin for 'Dead Sky') strike a fine balance between raw versus skilled high-calibre attack; unleashing both grim atmosphere and defiant confidence. Impressive finesse without sacrificing brutality and Blackened power, while avoiding slick sterility. Brutal, Blackened, grim, skillful, atmospheric, orthodox, intense, Satanic, and extreme-- these superlatives (and more) necessary to describe pure true Black Metal are natural for describing MORTUUS CAELUM "Macto interitum Mundi"! (August 2006)
10 Audio tracks; 40 minutes total running-time. This ENHANCED CD also includes a BONUS VIDEO-CLIP for "Segregate World".
* Online Review found at Lunar Hypnosis webzine:
One of the more quality bands to land on the labels roster is Mortuus Caelum (Dead Sky). A Greek three piece band comprised of Geegor (drums), Gareth (guitar & vocals), and Drakhon (bass). Bearing in mind they come from Greece theyve got some heavy shoes to fill with past greats like Rotting Christ, Zemial, and Necromantia casting shadows over them, but I"m sure one listen to "Macto interitum Mundi" will reveal this band is ready to make a big name for themselves in both Greece and worldwide. While most likely influenced by these old legends of the Greek scene, Mortuus Caelum"s sound is much more akin to the early 90"s Nordic black metal scene. In forty minutes Mortuus Caelum delivers raging black viciousness with melodic guitars, harshly screamed vocals, and a raw production, but still clearly audible enough to enjoy. No keyboards or anything like that here, just untainted old school Nordic sounding black metal from these guys.
"While a number of the songs are striking, the band really had me hitting the repeat button a few times to hear the song "Segregate World," which they also made a cool video for (included on CD). Macto interitum Mundi is a fine debut of raw skillfully played black metal from this three piece and definitely a band to keep an eye on in the upcoming years."" -- JJM