Diabolus Amator started off as a one-man project and released their debut album ‘The Dawn of a New Flame’ a year back. Now Abyss, the architect behind the band’s music has joined forces with Lord Matzigkeitus of Idolatry and released the sophomore, ‘Despotic Conjuring Of The Soulless’.
The 12 track album has a total run-time of 42 minutes which includes a cover of Inquisition’s ‘Desolate Funeral Chant’. Diabolus Amator has its roots firmly grounded in the second wave of Black Metal. The album kicks off with the dark soundscape of ‘I Am Meritocracy’. Lord Matzigkeitus’ dismal orations perfectly complement the harsh, cold tunes Abyss has to offer. After the brief instrumental ‘Invocation Of The Abyssic Dragon’, the album again returns to its violent self with the hate spewed ‘Sanity Returns With Her Daggers’.
‘Funeral Light’, the 8th song of the album begins with a beautiful arpeggio which eventually ensues a sonic assault filled with rage and misanthropy, undoubtedly one of the most intense tracks in the album. The true essence of the album lies in the haunting passages, ‘A Storm In The Void Of Leviathan’ being a prime example. The album closes off with a majestic cover of Inquisition’s ‘Desoalte Funeral Chant’.
‘Despotic Conjuring Of The Soulless’ has been a great listening experience and I would definitely recommend you to give them a listen or two. May the darkness devour us all !!!
Written By: The Scene Kid