IN CAUDA VENENUM has matured its music to deliver a form of solemn yet radiant black metal tinged with a post rock feeling. The first full length of the band is a cathartic concept album touched by the mark of Death. From utopia to fatalism, the band's work depicts human passions and illustrates the porosity between life and death through such themes as Art, History and Legacy.
The band play harrowing Black Metal that's epic in scope and spiced up with enough Post-Rock/Metal elements to claim the Post-Black Metal tag as its own. The music is masterly crafted and very atmospheric. Blackened riffs and blasting drums meet introspective restraint and Progressive explorations. Both songs are very well written and it's clear that a lot of time and effort has gone into their composition. Dynamics, pacing and mood have all been carefully considered and the end result is 42 minutes of elite Post-Black Metal that in many ways skirts the best that both genres have to offer. - Wonderbox Metal5/5