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Listening to Ordem Satânica immediately brings to mind second wave black metal's initial tenets. All aesthetic, all atmosphere, no fidelity, no technical prowess. If you recall, the outward image of Norway's second wave was a reaction to the "polished," practiced sounds of Florida's established death metal scene. Last year's Ventos de Odio ("Winds of Hate") was rank, putrid, and harrowing, earnest in its spirit and completely uncompromising. Now, just over half a year later, this Portuguese trio spews their hateful pneuma forth with a new five-part EP. Following in their own recent footsteps, In Aeterna Crudelitate is ghastly and frightening, at moments quite literally groaning from ancient crypts. And still, this performance is all about that rank, acrid, mausoleum atmosphere. The performances are not perfect, but they are so deeply buried beneath a frigid blanket of harsh distortion and disembodied shrieks that any notion of an "instrumental performance" becomes detached in what suddenly becomes a more cinematic void. Fans of the original LLN tape rips which floated around the Internet before Drakkar Productions and Vordb himself began to remaster their works will find solace in Ordem Satânica's incensed, reckless, terrifying execution. The modern embodiment of second wave black metal's original credo.

This surprise cassette EP will be released tomorrow (yes, a Saturday release) via Signal Rex. Scroll below for a first listen of Ordem Satânica's harrowing new effort.

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