Concilivm - A Monument in Darkness LP
Concilivm - 'A Monument in Darkness' LP
Black vinyl edition with insert limited to 300 copies
Chile's CONCILIVM are inspired by the darkness of death and black metal of the '90s, wanting to capture all the violence and mysticism. The 2022 debut album, 'A Monument in Darkness' is aptly titled: here, a work of pure, dark alchemical devotion to death and the mysteries that surround it. CONCILIVM's chosen medium may still be blackened death (or deathened black?), but there's a supernatural aura to their feral bestiality and muscular surge; sounds come from myriad, nameless abysses, always from every direction but always taking on a life of their own. Thus, within A Monument to Darkness do we find reverse whispers of the dead, angular drums of war, utterly ignorant beatdowns, entrancing speed, and even malevolent melodies within their classically early '90s leads. Put another way, CONCILIVM give a masterclass in brilliant black/death songwriting, honoring tradition but adding their own energy and personality into it.