Mundanus Imperium
Ode to the Nightsky


5.0
classic

Review

by Vak USER (12 Reviews)
January 30th, 2013 | 7 replies | 940 views


Release Date: 1997 | Tracklist

Review Summary: The galaxy can be a very lonely place...

2 of 3 thought this review was well written

Every so often, a band comes along that make you wonder "why the hell aren't these guys huge?!" They instantly click with you, connecting with you on a very personal level. They make you think, wonder, feel, happy, sad or whatever emotion or state of mind you wish to describe. Ladies and gentlemen of Sputnik, Mundanus Imperium is one of those bands. A long disbanded Symphonic Black Metal outlet (with their second and last effort being a Power Metal record) Mundanus Imperium wish to take you on a journey to the darkest reaches of the cosmos through this EP.

The first of the three songs 'Ode to the Night Sky' starts out straight forward enough. A catchy tremolo picked riff with some mid paced drumming usher you up before dying down for the vocals and drums, picking up speed again with the addition of the keyboards. It paints a perfect picture of what the rest of the EP will throw your way. Sorrowful, epic keyboards, catchy guitar lines, incomprehensible vocals and mid - fast paced drumming.

Every instument is crystal clear, with none over powering the other. You can hear everything perfectly which really helps with the atmosphere. Speaking of atmosphere, MI nail it, thanks to its superb production. But great production would be nothing without a decent instrumental performance, so its a good thing MI know what they're doing when its comes to creating both incredible music and atmosphere.

With only 3 songs coming in at 15 minutes, the EP is over way to soon. But the lasting impact it can have is more than enough. if you're looking for music in which loniless and longing are the driving emotions, look no further. An epic, majestic and lonely journey through the darkest regions of the cosmos.



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Vakarian12
January 30th 2013



3709 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Not to sure about this review. Drew a bit of a blank while writing it. Constructive critisim is always welcome.

and heres a yt link for anyone interested in listening http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_xVwm-Y6VE


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FrozenVain
January 30th 2013



2391 Comments


I seriously dig that album art.
I like the review, but it was kinda lacking overall information. I have no idea BASED on the review if the vocalist growls or sings clean or whatever.
Good review nonetheless, man. I'm also getting really intrigued about this since you gave it a five so I will listen to it asap.
pos'd



Vakarian12
January 30th 2013



3709 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

thanks man. Yeah I drew a blank while writing, probs gonna go back and edit some stuff in

CK
January 30th 2013



4908 Comments


Pretty lights

bodiesinflight57
January 30th 2013



869 Comments


"why the hell aren't these guys huge?"

"A long disbanded Symphonic Black Metal outlet (with their second and last effort being a Power Metal record)"

Think you answered your own question there dude.

Vakarian12
January 30th 2013



3709 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

ha damn so I did

Vakarian12
March 16th 2013



3709 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

best ep ever



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