After redefining themselves with their 2017 EP “Longing For The Untold“, Madrid’s AVERSIO HUMANITATIS returns with a long-awaited full-length record.
“Behold The Silent Dwellers” is an abyss of swirling ebon dissonance using flourishes of despondent psychedelia and unrelenting brutality to accent a menacing, Black Metal core. Today, ahead of its official release next Friday, the whole beast is streaming on the label’s website and Youtube channel.
“Familiar-sounding yet strangely unique in the manner in which it seamlessly collates so many worthy influences, ‘Behold The Silent Dwellers’ is an album that will effortlessly hold your attention throughout its 36-minute duration, each of the six songs meticulously crafted and flawlessly presented, predominantly at mid-pace, relying on an uncanny ability to conjure an ominous atmosphere with thoughtful structuring to carry the portentous message rather than superfluous speed or mindless aggression.“
“Intriguing song titles and fantastic cover art – depicting a bleak, grey urban landscape (the architecture of stagnation) mirrored onto itself in a tragically dystopian fashion – complete the package, suggesting that’s there’s depth and intelligence behind the concept of this album to match its musical majesty.” (Swallowed In Black)
An interesting interview is available at Black Metal Daily.
Since their conception in Madrid in 2010, AVERSIO HUMANITATIS have meticulously crafted their sound to build a colossal barrier of crushing rawness that explores the different ramifications of human existence and the irony of its destructive pursuit of perfection.
After the 2011 unveiling of their debut record “Abandonment Ritual”, AVERSIO HUMANITATIS took part in the split “Three Ways Of Consciousness” in 2013 alongside SELBST and NIHIL, as well as a split with PRIMIGENIUM in 2015, exploring harsh new levels of sonic depth with each release. 2017 saw the band unleash their landmark EP “Longing For The Untold”, further evolving and pushing the boundaries of their sound with savage dissonance and the inclusion of sepulchral Death Metal stylings while fluidly summating all that came before.
Coinciding with their tenth anniversary in 2020, AVERSIO HUMANITATIS will deliver their second full-length album “Behold The Silent Dwellers“. Taking the sound of its antecessor EP to a more distressing and intricate sensory cosmos, “Behold The Silent Dwellers” serves as a walk through the ghostly remnants of abandoned cityscapes through a medium of unrelenting dissonant Black Metal.