Mysteria Mystica Aeterna - The Temple of Eosphoros LP
Mysteria Mystica Aeterna - 'The Temple of Eosphoros' LP
140g black vinyl edition with insert limited to 150 copies
New 2022 album of ancient and mystical black metal, harkening to the most cobwebbed dungeons of '90s black metal, particularly in southern Europe. Immediately, the mysticism is a spellbinding and sumptuous one, the warm winds of old Hellas and Italy and even fantastical France (Osculum Infame's classic Dor-Nu-Fauglith is close kin) blowing through the listener's soul with power and poignancy. The duo's surge is a grim but fully physical one; much like their Greek aesthetic forebears, MYSTERIA MYSTICA AETERNA do not forsake bass nor thickness of riff. Likewise, the alternately haunting/ceremonial synths are applied with aplomb, but never threaten to overshadow the central surge. Most of all, The Temple of Eosphoros features engaging songwriting that's simple yet sublime, and thankfully stretched toward more epic lengths for maximum immersion. Enter that temple and be forever enthralled...