v/a – Dies Natalis Invicti Solis (2020)

For decades I have played the “Mysteria Mithrae” compilation (1996) on ‘dies natalis invicti solis’. This is a folky compilation with bands such as Blood Axis, Ernte, Endvra and Scivias.

Almost 25 years later this compilation gets an ‘industrial counterpart’. The long-running project Murderous Vision has gathered some other long running projects for this thematic compilation. We find Brighter Death Now, Deutsch Nepal, Theologian & The Vomit Arsonist, Contrastate and Dream Into Dust. I have not checked, but I think this is mostly new material. There is the younger project Gnawed and also projects that are new to me. Kleistwahr, ORD, Envenomist and Falling Lights.

The sound is mostly dark ambient, sometimes with a (death) industrial edge, which is not unexpected when you see the artist list.

Neither will it surprise you that this compilation is much darker than the other one. (“To assist in your solitary winter rituals…”) A link is made because the new compilation uses the same Mithras poem of Rudyard Kipling as Blood Axis put to music before.

I do now know if this compilation will be the classic its ‘predecessor’ is, but new material of ancient industrial projects is always a nice thing.

2020 Murderous Vision

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