Antiquus Scriptum were founded in 1998. and these Portuguese black/pagan metal band released this compilation album through This Winter Will Last Forever and it was about time to review it for this zine.
They play very fast, very noisy and brutal black metal mixed with pagan, folk and thrash metal influences. I must admit that I have never heard of this band prior to this album and I like their brutal but also disturbed vision of metal. This is no holds barred war with no prisoners. The keyboard parts somehow add to the dark and merciless darkness of the material and I am afraid that all of you who like your black metal symphonic and melodic will not find comfort in this disonant and eerie soundtrack to the apocalypse. This album contains 8 anthems to past times, darkness, antireligion and death. I loved this record because it rose darkness in me that lingers somewhere deep like a beast in deep slumber, but never ceases to exist through the strange aeons!
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