Cursus Bellum are a band from Sweden that has been featured before in this zine and plays a blackened form of death metal and this is a review of their 2018 album "Ex Nihilo Nihil Fit" which will be released in October by Downfall Records.
Spoken word parts start off the album before going into a very fast and brutal musical direction which also uses a great amount of blast beats while the vocals are a mixture of black and death metal style growls and screams and the solos and leads are done in a very melodic style.
Throughout the recording you can also hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while dark sounding melodies can also be heard in some of the guitar riffing along with some clean playing also being used briefly as well as all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them as as the album progresses a couple brief classical guitar instrumentals can be heard before returning back to a heavier direction.
Cursus Bellum creates another recording that remains true to the blackened death metal style of their previous release, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover darkness and anti religion themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Casus Bellum and if you are a fan of blackened death metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Soil Companion" "Magma Prophet" "Life Eater" and "The Soil Beneath Us". 8 out of 10.