“Black metal is death! Sweden’s Marduk returns for another reap of the grim on Memento Mori for Century Media. Requested by fate and realized by Morgan Håkansson (guitar), Daniel Rostén (vocals), and Simon Schilling (drums), Marduk’s 15th full-length was cast under the promised land of disease, famine, and calamity. Actually, it’s more prosaic than that. The message on the surface and deep inside of Memento Mori is inevitability. By definition, the Latin phrase, ‘memento mori,’ translates as ‘remember you must die.’ The Swedes followed that motto to the Seven Trumpets of the Apocalypse—check out “Blood of the Funeral”—and the impending death to all that follows.
“In short, Memento Mori is a memento mori, a reminder of death!” says Daniel Rostén..”