October 7, 2022

Krisiun – Review of Mortem Solis

Label: Century Media

Genre: Death Metal

EU Release Date: July 29, 2022

Line up:

Alex Camargo (vocals, bass)

Moyses Kolesne (guitars)

Max Kolesne (drums).

List of tracks:

Sworn enemies
Serpent Messiah
swords in the flesh
Tomb of the Nameless
Dawn Sun Carnage (Intro)
Slaughterhouse Temple
War Blood Hammer
As the angels burn
god worm

Brazilian death metal heroes Krisiun are certainly no strangers, because the guys from Ijuí have been around since 1990. It all started with the album ‘Black Force Domain’ which shook the foundations of the metal world in 1995. The disc was the keystone of a career that spanned more than three decades and is still ongoing.

One of the amazing things about Krisiun is having a very stable line-up. The three guys, all three brothers by the way, have been playing together for three decades, which is more than remarkable in today’s fast-paced world. Such a long collaboration can lead to signs of fatigue, but also has the advantage of optimal listening to all participants. The latter is true with Krisiun.

With ‘Morten Solis’ (Mortem Solis – Latin for ‘death of the sun’), the trio has delivered a supreme new album. On this record, coarse grain musical sandpaper is used. Fine sanding is not on the agenda in this case. On ‘Mortem Solis’ Krisiun shows that they haven’t lost any of their energy and willpower. These guys do not let themselves be bent and do not offer themselves to any trend. Songs like the brutal closer “Worm God” are real neck breakers that can cause muscle pain. It’s clear that Krisiun has some rock hard riffs coming out of the mixer. ‘Sworn Enemy’, the song that opens the album, is a brutal hellish riff and therefore the perfect calling card for the album.

All in all, Krisiun has a hard-hitting next album under their belt with ‘Mortem Solis’. If you’re looking for filigree metal, you definitely won’t find it here. This record is a metallic inferno that erupts relentlessly and uncompromisingly from the speakers.

Written by: Markus Wiedenmann

Ratings: (8/10)

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