“This fairly new Polish band was formed in 2008 by Necrosodom (Anima Damnata, Azarath, Blitzkrieg, ex-Thunderbolt, etc.) and joined by Inferno (Azarath, Behemoth, Witchmaster, ex-Christ Agony, ex-Damnation, ex-Delirium). After or at the same time as their 2-track EP titled as “Darknessence” was born the duo starts to record their debut full-length, which became “Emanations of the Black Light”.
The album contains 7 ferocious pieces performed in the coldest way of the black metal arts. The overall atmosphere of the album is quite Nordic and kind of grim all the way. I would draw a close parallel to the following Scandinavian hordes: Marduk, Dissection, Satyricon and Gorgoroth.
However Deus Mortem definitely has its own goals and potentials on this record. You can expect circa 44 minutes of uncompromising black metal ravage filled with fast double bass attacks and boreal guitar harmonies. All the string parts and vocals were masterfully executed by N., while the drums were recorded by I. in an appropriate way.
The album was mixed and mastered at Hertz Studio, so the result is as massive as monumental. Lately the band went through some line-up additions & modifications, and “Emanations of the Black Light” was re-released in 2016 by Malignant Voices, which is the band’s current label for Poland, while for the rest of the world they are represented by Terratur Possessions!”
Originally published at the website of Encomium ‘zine.