Tuesday, 8 July 2014
Vexilla Regis Prodeunt Inferi - Vexilla Regis Prodeunt Inferi (CD Review)
01.Chapter I: Serpents Council
02.Chapter II: Ceremony Of The Impure
03.Chapter III: Towards Battlefields
04.Chapter IV: Ravenous Apocalyptic Raids
05.Chapter V: Purification By The Sword
06.Chapter VI: Leviathans Coronation
07.Chapter VII: Nine Kingdoms
08.Chapter VIII: Hunting And Sacrifice
09.Chapter IX: Necropolis Rising
Bonus Tracks (Demo 2012)
11.Ceremony Of The Impure
Jesus Inukai (Guitar)
Ignis Deo (Guitar)
Edgar Ramirez (Guitar)
Angs Balandran (Bass)
Daniel Sanchez (Drums)
Formed in 2009 V.R.P.I. is Mexico's best kept secret. With members of Necroccultus, Sargatanas, Ominous Crucifix, Supplicium and Leper Messiah in the lineup, this death metal force is stunning in its encapsulation of death and satanic heavy metal, taking into account all that we love about the genre - the darkness, the sheer intensity, the blasphemous flavour, not to mention the music.
From the horror movie styled opening of 'Serpents Council' you get the feeling that something is about to happen and yes the music does indeed explode through the speakers, yet surprisingly its quite melodic musically with some quality demonic vocals.
When the next song kicks in, it becomes a more traditional style of Blackend Death Metal, hyper drumming and screaming riffs, yet some great little breakdowns and some spoken word parts thrown in.
'Towards Battlefields' has a doom element to it, pounding drums but slow solid riffs, then short bursts of power.
Up next a short mix of samples and death metal that leads nicley into a six and a half minute onslaught, furious double pedal work, more screaming vocals and riff hell, thrown in are a few more horror movie samples, creates a great sound.
From this point on its more of the same, a well executed and produced mixture of death and black metal.
For fans Of: Necrophagia, Celtic Frost, Darkthrone, Morbid Angel, Deicide