OFERMOD "Mysterium Iniquitatis" Digipak CD (Shadow Records 2021)
Swedish Black Metal band Ofermod’s highly anticipated fifth album, Mysterium Iniquitatis. Formed back in 1996, the band released their debut EP, Mystérion Tés Anomias, in 1998. Although a mere two songs, Ofermod’s opening salvo sowed the seeds for the orthodox black metal movement that would begin to blossom in the new millennium. Mysterium Iniquitatis, sees the original lineup joined together once again, with Belfagor on guitar and vocalist Nebiros (Malign, Mephorash) together with session bass by Magnus "Devo" Andersson (ex-Marduk) and session drums by Calle Larsson. The production (Andersson at Endarker Studios) cuts like a gleaming knife and rusty axe simultaneously, the perfect iron fisted complement to the band’s ever-surging and ceaselessly unfolding songwriting here.