ARS MACABRA - ITALY

Daemonolatria Hypnotica - 2004 - Elegy
Hate Induced Trance - 2007 - Sinister Sounds


  
 
Members

S= Sargon- Metempsychosis>>HEREBUS>>Metempsychosis
G= SATHOR
B= NERO BARATRO
D= SARGON



History

Rome-based black metal band Ars Macabra was born in 1998 by Sathor (guitar) and Nero Baratro (bass). In the beginning of 1999, they were joined by Abyss on drums and Azrael on vocals. A demo called Iter In Obscuritate Mentis was issued a year later featuring Latin lyrics, but the band went on hiatus until a promo appeared in 2003. Elegy Music issued the industrial-tinged full-length Daemonolatria Hypnotic in 2004 at which time the two founding members had turfed the other members from the fold. Vocalist Myst, guitarist Tehor and drummer Carnag_744 joined following the release. A 2005 demo was the group’s only release until a new album through Canada’s Sinister Sounds in 2007 despite having signed with Elegy for two albums.

Reviews

ARS MACABRA - HATE INDUCED TRANCE - SINISTER SOUNDS  
Don’t stop reading! This is not trance music!! Hate Induced Trance presumably refers to the state of mind. With that cleared the second album of the Italian black metal professionals Ars Macabra is the kind of album that will speak to both newer fans owing to its early Marduk/Mystifier influences, different tempos, artwork and image as well as older fans of the true and original black metal owing to its simplicity and more than a casual nod to the originators, Venom. The vocals of drummer/vocalist Sargon are not only easily comprehensible, but also similar to Cronos of Venom. The similarities are especially obvious during the spoken or slower segments. The music surges forward even when the vocalist slows down or delivers one of his many shrieks and yells.
The Italians are quite an underground entity despite the release of a previous album and several demos, but worth checking out for simply put that is where the best bands of the sub-genre reside. Check out the album’s best, Forged In Fire, for a slightly different take on the band’s infernal cacophony. - Ali “The Metallian”




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