Commanding the legions, RÊX MÜNDI's ominous incantations inflict divine fury on mankind, proclaiming the imminent downfall of our ignorant race. For too long, man - weighed down by unnatural (crippling) beliefs and codes - has wandered aimlessly, lost to the world, oblivious of purpose; now he is dragged through gateways of filth, along pathways of pestilence, stripped of grace and flesh. Damned by intellectual apathy and blinded by spiritual catharsis, we experience illumination through darkness, enlightenment via the path of fiery serpents, salvation through wisdom ... a mystical awakening to the truth. Laced with religious texts, themes and subplots, the mysterious music on "IHVH" is raw, ancient Black Metal of the highest calibre, conjuring occult sciences from sacred seals to impart secret wisdom and provide a more truthful account of God's alleged interaction with man. Imbued with surreal cinematic scope and blessed with a unique, crushing atmosphere, RÊX MÜNDI unleashes a potent debut, marking them out as natural heirs to an unhallowed throne.
"Then arose the Great Dragon with seven heads and ten horns, and the garden was made desolate"
"This is Leviathan, the crooked serpent"
This kind of badassery is all over the album. Together with an unforgiving storm of drumming and a torent of guitars makes for a great album.
The 3rd dark ambient track isn't really my cup of tea. But the rest of the album fills in that void. rizendoekie
Bloody hell this is astounding! I'm very much a fan of Blood Incantation but at the time of buying this was unaware they share practically the same members. Not at all Blood Incantation II this is a much more doomy outing with long, dark passages of music. Very atmospheric and great to listen to as a whole album it demands time and patience for it's majesty to unfold.
Having said that, they go all out death metal at some points which makes for a very interesting piece of work.
Bravo folks! Neil Grace