- Band(s): Sühnopfer
- Label(s): Debemur Morti Productions
- Release Format(s): 12" vinyl, CD
- Release Year: 2019
- Review Date: June 28, 2019
If you aren’t familiar with Sühnopfer and you enjoy your Black Metal fast, raw yet melodic, with a folky medieval twist, you’re in for a treat. The previous album “Offertoire” was and still is an outstanding album and shows the song writing skills and the musicianship Ardraos has. And it just continues…
After hearing two new tracks as teasers for this album, I already knew this would be a good one. A very good one. Ardraos’ Sühnopfer and Debemur Morti Productions teamed up after the alliance with Those Opposed Records came to an end, and released a fine piece of Medieval Black Metal with “Hic Regnant Borbonii Manes”. The chansons are clocking between 7 and 11 minutes without getting less interesting during the song, which is always an achievement and a confirmation about his song writing skills. Namedropping? Let’s say the melodies of first Sacramentum mixed with Setherial’s pace of “Nord” and Forteresse’s “Thèmes pour la rebellion” to top it off. And while I’m saying this, I know it doesn’t do justice for this album, just check out songs like “L’Hoirie de mes ancêstres” and let it bring you back to the 14th century.
Although I haven’t heard an instant juggernaut song like “Chevalier maudit” (with Famine of Peste Noire as guest vocalist) on “Offertoire”, it is without any doubt that “Hic Regnant Borbonii Manes” is a must have. Merci Ardraos! (Ricardo)