Longtime fan of Tenebrae In Perpetuum‘s delightfully cold and bombastic take on Black Metal, ‘Onori Funebri Rituali’ one of my first forays into the Black Metal underground, this split representing the final release Frozen Glare Smara will foresake under the Tenebrae In Perpetuum monicker. With both this project and Beatrik long laid to rest, it would be a sad story if this soul took a step away from music altogether. However, Krohm – playing a slower, bleaker manifestation of the metal in question complete this release making it completely mandatory for any fan of underground abuse and a fitting tribute to the final call of this now defunct Italian one man black metal gem.
“Two artists of Italian ancestry combine to present a bleak, foreboding mutual vision of Black Metal. A unique appreciation of all things dark and ancient, this collaboration features three lengthy contributions from each act, forged into a reciprocal work of rare depth and craft. TENEBRAE IN PERPETUUM proffer three odes paying homage to their musical forebears, while KROHM bestows a trinity of tracks composed post-“A Haunting Presence”. Here, we encounter a lesser-seen face of TENEBRAE IN PERPETUUM: with a slower tempo, darker atmosphere and more obscure aura synonymous with their earliest days. KROHM’s offerings, meanwhile, pay tribute to Numinas’ home country, with inspiration drawn from long walks along the streets of the old world, breathing in the cold winter air.”
Pick this up over at Eitrin Editions for the fair sum of €12.