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Rossomahaar - Imperium Tenebrarum (7,5/10) - Russia - 2001

Genre: Black Metal
Label: More Hate Production
Playing time: 37:24
Band homepage: Rossomahaar

Tracklist:

  1. Into The Domain Beyond All Horizons
  2. Mists Of Eternity
  3. The Spectral Prophecy
  4. The Forlorn Existence Of Soul Divine
  5. …Of Shadowy Exaltation (When Night Blackens With Storm)
  6. Imperium Tenebrarum
  7. Portals Of Chaos (The Final Transmigration)
Rossomahaar - Imperium Tenebrarum
From Russia's gigantic Metal-reservoir we get ROSSOMAHAAR. I know many Russian bands and their releases and I can say that "Imperium Tenebrarum" is among the best that this huge realm ever has spawned.

Melodic Black Metal with some Death Metal-elements, both grim and symphonic, heavy and melodic are the seven songs of their debut, also with a good production, what unfortunately not always is the case with releases from these countries.

The compositions all are well thought-through and structured and within that very varied, so there'll hardly be any boredom, because blast-passages can be found as well as very melody-driven, symphonic/epic parts.

Also remarkable is the cover-version of METALLICA's "The Call Of Ktulu", with their own lyrics (which you cannot make out anyway) and here and there a slightly more free interpretation and you have "Portals Of Chaos (The Final Transmigration)"...

An album that musically could just as well have come from Norway and which should satisfy every fan of melodic Black Metal.

Alexander Melzer



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