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Friday, December 18, 2015
free "blackened death metal": Mandragora Malevola
Black Flame ov Illumination
release: October 31, 2015
Mandragora Malevola is a two-person entity from Portugal that plays extreme metal that they call "blackened death metal." The recording is surprisingly memorable, not just a bunch of fast noise; it shows attention to detail and to quality. Given that it is two people only, from the sounds of it, it appears that it is drum programming. The purpose of the recording is mostly likely to put the name out there and for the name to start making the rounds. It is not yet at the level of professional quality recording, but there is much to look forward to.
The following are the project's statements:
Mandragora Malevola is a manifest of moral freedom, the left path of spiritual independence, the place where men rise in the center of the universe. Mandragora Malevola has not the purpose of unloading energy or exorcising demons, but to know them and accept them as essential part of the human nature. Mandragora Malevola is the acceptance of the mundane decadent human, that whom does not seek god but to be god itself. Mandragora Malevola is the abolition of any religious or mandatory submission.
The seed of Mandragora Malevola germinated in Ereira, Coimbra, in the Autumn of 2013.
Formed only by Kaos (ex. Triba) on vocals and Igniferum (Everto Signum, Carma) on the instrumental, Mandragora Malevola celebrates the independence of expression without restrictions. Grasping the meaning and secular history of the mandrake plant, the identity of the band comes from the roots of something evil that grows and takes over their music.
The EP is called "Black Flame ov Illumination":
1.Mandragora Malevola 01:44
2.Arkangelvs Satanis (The Red Moon Wolves) 06:01
3.Apotheosis (Hvmana Manifestvs) 07:13