Funeral Mist - Hekatomb CD


This is probably the best black metal album from 2018. Nine years after the release of Maranatha, Arioch strikes back with the same collaborators (Devo as sound engineer and Lars B. on drums) but with a slightly different concept; less atmospheric and experimental, more direct and violent. It reflects on the shorter album length, that lasts around forty-five minutes. There's still space for new intriguing elements as always, I recognize some weird clean vocal choruses that sound very perverse and hopeless. There are also a few Gregorian chant adornments too in the ecclesiastical passages.