2. Howl To The Curst
3. Avernus Legion
4. Spiral Of Purgatory
5. Lycanthopy Seal
6. Judicum Dei
7. Realm Of Nykta
8. In Stygian Bog
After glancing at the cover art that contains a star-filled sky and a motif that looks like a constellation, you’re propelled deeper into the otherworldly atmosphere of Astarium with opening instrumental Crepuscle. Howl To The Curst is a departure from the stark distance of Crepuscle. It features Astarium’s trademark black metal and SiN’s unique growling vocals. SiN’s lyrics are in English on this release, which makes it more accessible.
Penultimate song Realm Of Nykta is the last full black hymn on Atenvx and typifies that momentum I was talking about. It’s all rounded out by instrumental track In Stygian Bog, which rumbles to the sound feedback and distant strings. It’s more haunting yet it features some startlingly good jazzy-bass mid-way through. I was not expecting that! It's off kilter and shows a more organic side to Astarium.
Atenvx is not streaming online, but you can download album track Judicum Dei from Astarium's website here - http://www.astarium.ru/eng/index.html.
Physical CD and tape copies can be purchased from the labels below:-
Apocalyptic Art - http://www.apocalyptic-art.de/
Hell Division Productions - http://hell-division.ru
Metallic Media - http://metallic-media.blogspot.ru
Astarium Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Astarium
Apocalyptic Art Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Apocalyptic-Art
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