INFERNUM

"The Curse" (Sound Riot; 2006)

Reviewed by Christopher J. Kelter

Infernum, a black metal project founded by vocalist/guitarist Anextiomarus, released a demo, a promo, and a debut full-length in the early ‘90s. Due to Anextiomarus’ legal troubles it was ten years before Infernum, with a new lineup, had an opportunity to record “The Curse.”

“The Curse” was recorded in 2004 prior to the death of founder Anextiomarus (from what I can tell his death appears to be similar to the untimely passing of Dissection mainman Jon Nodtveidt). Anextiomarus wished for the band to continue and the remaining band members signed with Sound Riot Records. “The Curse” was finally released in early 2006.

Hailing from Poland, Infernum’s “The Curse” creates a nice balance between raw, primal black metal and modern symphonic black metal. The intro and outro make “The Curse” more like an extended EP with five main tracks; yet these five main tracks exude near-epic storytelling. Overall, “The Curse” is a satisfying release. It’s been a long time since a release from an underground band generated this much satisfaction upon first listen. “The Curse” should reignite interest by black metal fans in this particular genre.

“The Curse” was produced by Infernum and Roger.

Infernum is Anextiomarus on vocals and guitar, Necromanticus on guitar, Exterminus on keyboards, Wolf on bass, and Charon on drums.

For more information visit http://www.infernum.art.pl

"The Curse" (Sound Riot; 2006)

Reviewed by Snidermann

Dark and twisted images come forth from Infernum's "The Curse." From the start, the band establishes the fact that they will make the music that they want and they obviously want it heavy and macabre. 

The name of this CD is "The Curse" and, when you listen to this recording, you actually start to believe what they're saying. The vocals may be a bit one dimensional, however, when you get over that fact, you'll easily start getting into what the band wants to say. 

This shit is for real and I really liked what they did with this recording. 

Infernum: Anextiomarus on vocals and guitar, Necromanticus on guitar, Exterminus on keyboards, Wolf on bass, and Charon on drums.

For more information visit http://www.infernum.art.pl

Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.

 

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