CDR: Beast Of Prey / Terra Inferna 
Ltd x 100
Mors Et Reincarnatio
Sathalon (False Phantasiae)
Out - 6P24
I was serving with the RAF back in 1982 I came across a goose with a broken
wing whilst out patrolling with my guard dog. Its pathetic attempts to
struggle and cling to life touched me greatly. I did the only thing I
could to help alleviate its distress. I set my Alsatian dog on it. The
squawks of terror followed by the mixture of blood and feathers that festooned
the tarmac made me smile. I realised then that although I had a compassionate
side there was also a darker part of me that needed occasional release.
It was / is just a simple case of keeping a balance between the two opposites
in check that stops me from being an outright goody two shoes and an evil
psychopath. I find that this has carried onto the is way I collect and
listen to my music. Upbeat and pleasant music is ok but add portions of
black and bleakness and I’m in 7th heaven.
Insuffer have got this combination of Light & Dark spot on with their
release "Virus Dei". The first track ‘In-6p21’is
a piece of black electronic ambience with added spoken words in Polish
which is a great beginning to the recording. Then it changes tack for
the second track ‘Virus Dei’ which is more upbeat
and orchestral driven piece but still with the Polish vocals floating
in the background. Track three ‘Dementia Praecox’
is a sombre and reflective piece of music full of melancholy and sadness
that plucks at the heartstrings capable of bringing tears to the eye.
By track four ‘Transmutatio Mecamythae’ the cycle
of darkness returns with a short blast of uneasy listening that goes against
seeds sown by ‘Dementia Praecox’. And so it goes
on over the eleven tracks of the CD. Always changing. Always throwing
up new ideas in an unexpected way that takes you by complete surprise.
The black and the white with no grey areas in between. Sitting here writing
this review with "Virus Dei" playing for the umpteenth
time in the background I’m amazed at how it melds so perfectly together
and this is why I have a huge grin on my face that would shame a Cheshire
cat. I hate cats as well. You should have seen what I did to my neighbours
cat after it scratched my car. I’ll tell you about it one day. You’ll
need a strong stomach though.
Usually as I near the end of a review for a CD that has exceeded all my
expectations I would write imploring you to go out and buy it. So I will.
And I have. There is nothing more to add.