The two-headed Italian entity known as Fides Inversa released their debut album, Hanc Aciem Sola Retundit Virtus (The Algolagnia Divine), in 2009. At last, they have readied their second full-length assault. Bearing the title Mysterium Tremendum et Fascinans, it will be released by W.T.C. Productions on October 31, 2014. Included within are seven songs identified only by Roman numerals, of which we bring you the premiere of “VI“.
“VI” burns like a bonfire blazing under a black sky, riffs flickering and roaring, with crackling drumbeats and zealous infernal incantations rising over the conflagration. It’s a monument to the cleansing light of chaos that explodes from the void, fueled by an infectious guitar melody that peals with the sound of ritual bells.
Or, to put it in more prosaic terms, this is hot-blooded black metal that’s both scathing and charismatic.
W.T.C. Productions has an enviable track record of signing bands who deliver musical extremity with skills to match their infernal passions, and it appears they have done it again with Fides Inversa. “VI” alone is a sign that the album will be well worth exploring in its entirety. Watch these spaces for more news: