Michael W. Ford presents Speculum Diaboli: youtube.com/watch?v=cUZfGAcywYg&t=42s
Review (UK): 1208fullerave.blogspot.com/2019/08/corona-barathri-speculum-diaboli.html
ConcreteWeb (Belgium): concreteweb.be/reviews/corona-barathri-1
Review by Hapeksamendeus Aa (RUS): drive.google.com/file/d/1BZeKfrLAUzlUV_Oa4LNYyocilE8gsjtS/view?usp=sharing
The Mirror Of Diabolus (PROMO): www.youtube.com/watch?v=XuFPrhVIq8I&t=8s
Speculum Diaboli - look into the inner Darkness, in the hidden depth, in Satan's temple inside and see your real face in the reflection of Abyss.
Tied with the crown of Abyss, the unbreakable blood ties, reflecting Darkness like the mirror of Diabolus.
"Cor Unum, Essentia Una sumus.
Сunabula Barathri initium nostrum est,
Immensum Barathri finis noster est".
Review by Neptune Abyss (Atroce, Canada)
"Vociferous, dark blood-red Pandemonium's Beast, shining & mesmerizing reflective eyes of Satan's Snake...
Arise ! Vile, Vigorous, & Vehement Shadow King Spirit of Sheol''.
These are the automatic & humble words that came to my mind after listening to the glorious masterpiece of diabolic sorcery that is the sonic ritual of ''Speculum Diaboli'' from the Grandiose Dark Ambient/Ritual
Project : Corona Barathri.
Here we enter the spiritual blackness through the greatness of the fathomless depths of the Black Mirror of Satan.
This black magickal work is divided in 4 epic lengthy songs of 13 to 18 minutes long, clocking about 1 hour of pure sinister trance.
The majestic black work of sombre revelations of Affectvs & Kein begins with ''Expulsio Sancti (Anathema)'' being the very dark foundations of the grand ritual inviting the listener to meditate and set forth his intentions and visualize himself going towards the black Abyss.
The second song, ''Iter Violentiae'' is magickally entangled once again with the ancient middle-east folkloric guitar's style of playing from Ayzen Kaoz and also featuring amazing and hypnotic ritual vocals by Michael W. Ford (Akhtya). The Adept is definitely now into the great stage of diabolical initiation.
In the 3rd song, ''Invocatio Diablorum'' something very deep and bestial is awakening from it's ancestral slumber to transform the adept into a very primal state in order to reveal the real spiritual darkness of the individual. This song is a truly powerful invocation work which compels to act beyond.
''Speculum Diaboli'', is the fourth and last song of this Great Black Work. The ascension is paramount, an 18 minutes long sinister soundscape resulting in an apotheosis of unadulterated Evil &
magmatic strength, the final subversion and reflection of the soul.
This is the darkest and most inciting part, with great latin invocation spells leading the adept into the abyss of diabolic gnosis & death trance. This maleficent song is also blessed by the dark & beautiful operatic female vocals of Erszebeth (Stupor Mentis) & magnificent guitar works of Ayzen Kaoz.
Corona Barathri is offering us once again another incredible masterpiece and without a doubt, an "incontournable" and great inspirationnal work in the genre for years to come.
Tenebrae et Flamma sunt factae ex Diaboli !!!
released September 13, 2019
Total time: 64 min
Music composed by Corona Barathri: Affectvs / Kein
Featuring Ayzen Kaoz (Nahemoth), Infernvs, S.Mortem (Merknet)
Mastered at IHF studio by Kein
Featuring ritual vocals by Michael W. Ford (Akhtya)
Featuring female vocals by Erszebeth (Stupor Mentis)
Designed by Kirill Svart
Artwork by S. Mortem (Merknet)
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