To dissolve and control content and shape: To extuingish manic spirits and observe the one-armed bride. This is the work of spectral will and taking possession of the world. Be prepared for Mundus Numen, the second album of occult metal band ESSENZ. Mundus Numen: The acquisition of ones deepest will, which enables to transform the world from an instance to a suggestible setting. A manic boundary experience.
Essenz is a band which takes its hybrid of sub-genres seriously, ever seeking to balance off its bolder black metal elements against lurching doom sequences to the point where the album seems split about 50/50 between the two mediums. There is of course some integration of the pair, with the harsher rasped vocals being leveled out over the slower, grooving riffs, but ultimately I found myself leaning towards the doom half... - From the Dust Returned3/5
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