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Purity Through Fire and Worship Tapes to release debut album Ad Mortem: “…the gleaming chrome one witnesses on ‘In Honorem Mortis’ is but the blade of their sword about to deliver its fatal blow”

Purity Through Fire is proud to present Ad Mortem’s highly anticipated debut album, ‘In Honorem Mortis’, on CD, A5 digipack and vinyl LP. Worship Tapes will take care of the cassette.

If there’s one certainty in these uncertain times, it’s that Purity Through Fire will continue to raise the banner of nowadays German Black Metal: proud and pure in its expression, honoring the past whilst not being shackled to it, and evincing a professionalism that doesn’t sacrifice true underground spirit. Their latest executioners are Ad Mortem, who’ll be familiar to those who caught their Purity Through Fire-released split with standard-bearers Mavorim in that very uncertain year of 2020. While their split-mates are true titans of today’s Teutonic Black Metal scene, Ad Mortem proved to be a poignant counterpart, evincing an undeniable physicality that remained hook-heavy and hummable.

Now they’ve returned to fulfill their still-substantial potential with the debut album ‘In Honorem Mortis’. Here, Ad Mortem dispense with any subtlety and go for the throat quickly and calculatingly. While the eight hymns comprising their debut album hover around the five-minute mark, everything on ‘In Honorem Mortis’ sounds irrepressibly urgent. Mind you, the quartet’s songwriting isn’t categorically “all speed, all the time” – their shifting of gears, from strength & honor gallop to pistons-pumping blast, is as fluid as it comes – but their execution of such puts Ad Mortem in rarefied territory: seamlessly flowing, even swinging, making their martial thrust all the more mesmerizing. Of course, the German tongue makes their Black Metal bite harder, and wrapped in polished-yet-powerful production, the gleaming chrome one witnesses on ‘In Honorem Mortis’ is but the blade of their sword about to deliver its fatal blow. Bow before Ad Mortem and feel their sweet release!

More info: Ad Mortem; Purity Through Fire; Worship Tapes;