Poland based avant-garde psychedelic post black metalers MORD’A’STIGMATA returns with their new, third album “Ansia”!
Featuring five tracks with over a 47 minutes playing time, “Ansia” is a multifaced album that explores disturbing, hypnotic music with expansive experimentation, rooted in black metal, but going way further. Mord’A’Stigmata comes off as an impressive band that is beginning to take the black metal framework and push it into psychedelic avant-garde and experimental territory.
Mandatory listening for fans of avant-garde black metal bands like Deathspell Omega, Dodecahedron, Darkspace, Secrets of the Moon, Blut Aus Nord, Nachtmystium, Thaw...
This is one of the best black metal albums of the past 10 years, and is very nearly equal to anything to have come out of France, behind only Deathspell Omega’s Paracletus and Fas – Ite, Maledicti, in Ignem Aeternum, and even then, by a small margin. This is just about the highest praise that I could bestow upon any black metal album. I could spend 5000 characters describing why De Praestigiis Angelorum is so incredible, but for the benefit of those seeking succinctness, and at the risk of making too crude a comparison, this masterwork by VI combines the aggression of Antaeus, the melodic sensibilities of Aosoth, and the adventurous and technical songwriting of Deathspell Omega, representing arguably the most simultaneously melodic and dissonant album in the genre. As accessible as Paracletus was for such ambitiously dissonant black metal, this is at least as immediately enjoyable while pushing the envelope a bit further in terms of intensity. This is a landmark of orthodox black metal, but should not be missed by any fan of extreme metal in general. Ippocalyptica
An album rife with beautiful acoustic melodies sandwiched between walls of expertly performed black metal. I sense such an aching and reverence for the natural world in this music -- fantastic release, Frigoris. cvltcorgi888
Near Death Revelations is the first Blaze of Perdition album where the band truly owned its sound, shedding its Watain influences and creating a truly remarkable black metal album that is deceptively complex in execution. This is equally adept at tearing your face off with high-tempo tremolo assaults as it is in making you feel sorrow through sections of more contemplative and melancholic melodies, and often multiple times in the same song. What makes this incredibly emotive approach a lot more complex than it initially sounds is the layering of melodies and the excellent use of vocals in what is effectively another instrument. Blaze of Perdition is Polish black metal royalty but it sounds nothing like Mgla, Kriegsmaschine, Batushka, or Furia. Buy this album, and every other of the band’s albums, or choose to live your life as incomplete - the choice is yours. Ippocalyptica