In a high forest under a spectral moon with the air biting-cold, you’ve built the woodland fuel for a fire to warm your bones. The kindling comes to life slowly as clouds pass like ghosts across the face of the moon. The wind stirs the flames and they leap higher and higher until you stagger back from them, eyes wide at the sudden violence of the pyre you’ve made.
In its sound, “Exitium Vivirum Omnes” builds in a similar way, and once it’s roaring in the fullness of its heat, it produces a bonfire-like effect on the mind.
This is the second single from Arctic Blood, the new EP by the Swedish strike-force Siniestro, and it comes with a lyric video that revels in visions of apocalypse, with death in the skies and the earth bathed in blood.