"IHVH" (Debemur Morti; 2011)

Reviewed by Mike SOS

French black metal squad Rex Mundi manages to make a mark within a confined genre as exhibited on "IHVH."

Unquestionably draped in misanthropic malaise passed down from the raw and relentless elite such as Marduk, Immortal, and Mayhem, this re-released seven-track affair voraciously conveys vitriolic venom with a flurry of unorthodox elements for added dread and despair.

Championing the combination of throat-ripping lead vocals, barrages of hypnotically redundant buzzing riffs and hellacious percussive blasts from the depths of hell while a menagerie of eerily captured chants solidify an already foreboding atmosphere, Rex Mundiís chilling debut affair contains all the evil one can endure before succumbing completely to the demonic world.

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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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