The ancient Greeks have been a massive source of influence in the world for millennia in every single way that you could ever think of. Their unique sense of immortality is as strong as ever today, and it even permeates the world of metal. While few groups have come to exonerate the Romans like Ex Deo and Ade, it’s bands like Et Moriemur that honor those that came before the Romans. For their debut effort, Et Moriemur puts together a terrific display of power and tantalizing musicianship.
There have been many, many bands throughout the history of metal that have tried to bring together multiple different styles in order to create one cohesive experience, but few have managed to pull it off successfully. Et Moriemur is the latest band to achieve such a feat as “Epigrammata” is an intimidating yet very well crafted album that somehow combines doom, death, and black metal all into one record while even throwing in some atmospheric elements for good measure. That’s a fucking lot to deal with right there, but Et Moriemur pulls it off wondrously while executing a Greek theme at the same damn time. Right from the get-go, “Epigrammata” starts off on a dramatic note to only rise to the occasion with a full onslaught of extreme metal that not many bands can muster successfully and still retain an inherent sense of potency in their music. Yet, Et Moriemur excels as this wondrous piece shows that the already established musicians of this group know what they’re doing, but they’re still expanding their scope as “Epigrammata” takes a little from a lot. This album effortlessly dives in an out of grand melodies, terrible sieges upon the ears with a blazing front of domination, a crushing energy that demolishes all in its path, and terrific pacing that not only ensures that “Epigrammata” is a satisfying time, but also shows the overall brilliance of Et Moriemur in the proper amounts. The experience as a whole shows the devastating force that’s behind Et Moriemur, and I’ve no doubt that this is just the tip of the iceberg.
New bands are a gambit when it comes to quality and they always will be, but when it comes to Et Moriemur the only thing we need to worry about is how long we have to wait for another follow-up album. Every single bit of “Epigrammata” is a grand tale from ancient times that live in this modern world. In so many ways, Et Moriemur brings the dead back to life in ways that very few bands can manage in any capacity, but it’s done amazingly well here.
“Epigrammata” releases on March 20th via Transcending Obscurity Records!
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