Friday, June 18, 2010

Abysmal Grief


OPEN THE GATES OF HELL
GAZE INTO THE INFERNAL ABYSS
KNOW ABYSMAL GRIEF
FACE THINE ETERNAL DOOM


Fiat lux ut venias
Ego sum Sacerdos Umbrarum
Te advoco ut respondas
Ab ea quae nos post Mortem manent.

Ad exsequendam Divinationem hic congregamus,
ab quibus e vita excesserunt
et nos ab Inferis observantibus manifestam.
Corporis et animi coniunctionem intellege,
et mutationem reditumque ad Unum
per superorum portas Mortem existima.
In spiritus ordines transuendo
per mutationem ab animorum migratione
omnes salvationem consequerimus.
Hic est Principium Doctrinae
in Umbrarum praeceptis continetur









That's right, watch Fulci, listen to Italian doom. The soundtrack for you to flee in a headlong panic through your hallucinatory nightmare-scape of bad seances, Gothic graveyards, dead priests, viscera-puking, maggot storms, Radice-drilling, Soavi-mushing and tombs that reveal gateways to subterranean cities of the living dead.

I offer you, this midnight, the best release so far by Genoa's doom occultists Abysmal Grief, last years Samhain Feast EP. Only two tracks, but they just shred. I like the self-titled LP too (which showed up on Cosmic Hearse last year), but for my money this is their best effort since the Mors Eleison EP in '06. Incidentally, the above lyrics (or incantation?) are from the song "Mysterium Umbrarum" from Mors Eleison. I haven't heard last years full-length Misfortune, but I hope it's more like this single and less like the lacklustre track on the split with Denial Of God. Click on the cover.



5 comments:

Aylmer said...

Forgot to say thanks to Patrick for the excellent screen grabs!

Misnomer said...

Very nice. Need to supress the urge to get some cobwebs for my room and red velvety things.

Aylmer said...

Or you could just decorate with 20 kgs of maggots

Misnomer said...

If only they sit still they'd be my first option.

bloodler said...

one of fulcis best, i love everything about this movie