Nightbringer is a true encyclopedia of American Black Metal: a real institution of the style and I still remember the first time I heard of them: I was really impressed!!!
The good news is that they still continue to amuse with their hermetic form of Black Metal, and they get better and better with each new album.
Ego Dominus Tuus clocks in at 73 minutes of unrelenting obscurity and nauseous miasmas.
Throughout the entire album, they manage to put some real exquisite variations, ranging from pure Black Metal to menacing Dark Ambient.
For instance a track like Et Nox Illuminatio mea in Deliciis Meis is so abyssal that it causes infernal sensations, fast drumming, satanic bellows and variations like a rollercoaster, the riffs sunken in the background like a black mass, really involving in its entirety.
Lantern of Eden’s Night is really violent with no compromising drumming, a true artillery of fastness, only for the initiated. This song resounds a little bit of Limbonic Art, without the “melodic” factor.
On the other hand Call of the Exile is a mysterious and oblique wall of arcane ambiences.
Another dead-on track is Salvation is the Son of Leviathan with a hissing sound, pure Dark Ambient: a deadly trip to the unknown.
The Black Metal is back with The Otherness of Being, which is ritualistic and impeding.
Ego Dominus Tuus is just the continuation of the mega-occult work that Nightbringer evolved throughout the years. They are a name recognizable only for those who are inside the mysterious circle of Black Metal music! A must-have for radical black metallers.
Ego Dominus Tuus is out now Season Of Mist.
(Daniel “Roderick” Death)
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