You might need to hunt down a latin scholar to interpret album finale‘Pravitatem Cordis Hominis’. But you won’t need a language student to highlight what a stunning climb to the final peak this song turns into.
There are indeed aspects of conventional black metal aggression in these songs, but they do also include many interesting twists and turns — sublime interludes, considerable variety in the vocals (with livid cries, reverent clean vocal harmonies, and something close to throat singing, to go along with the piercing black shrieks), soaring panoramic melodies, swirling folk-like arpeggios, and an overarching mythic atmosphere.
I also enjoyed the vibrant bass work in this well-balanced mix… though all the performers seem to have a keen grasp on what they’re doing, and what they’re doing is inspirational.
“Ever Falling Snow” is about as perfect of an example as it gets when it comes to creating a great atmospheric black metal song. Atra Vetosus clearly knows that even the most strong, atmospheric compositions are founded upon simple structures and patterns. It’s the simplicity built-upon by layering and harmonies that make a song like “Ever Falling Snow” what it is.
Coming soon we will have the release of our first of 3 live videos. Watch this space!
We will be heading to Melbourne for a once off show this April. At this gig we will move away from the more atmospheric songs we have been playing lately and play a selection of our faster more intense songs.
Here’s the gig write up by NWADM Promotions
Atra Vetosus is one of Australia’s best Melodic Black Metal bands. Hailing from Launceston Tasmania, the band has been garnering attention from their previous release Voices from the Eternal Night and have whipped up a mighty storm of support. They now travel to Australia’s mainland to showcase their talent and take us on a journey through our own souls. Atra Vetosus will be accompanied by death metal manicans Anient, prophets of shred Rick Grimm’s Illa Turba and fusion inspired slam-grind phenomenon Cyprus. Plenty of variety for even the most discerning of metal heads.
Set Times TBA
Rick Grimm’s Illa Turba
To coincide with the Launceston ‘Tasmanian Metal Documentary’ launch there will also be a show in Hobart the following week with some of Tasmanias greatest metal bands.
DVDS will be available on the night aswell. for $20 (includes double dvd and 2 bonus CDs)
We’ll also be playing our full EP ‘IUS VITAE NECISQUE’ on the night!
Atra Vetosus will be making a short guest appearance at the ‘Tasmanian Metal Documentary’ Launceston launch in celebration of the DVD release along with some of Tasmania’s finest heavy bands.
This release has been 3 years in the making and spear headed by our very own, Josh Gee.
Hope to see many of you there!
Today we officially release our brand new EP “Ius Vitae Nesicque”. This EP comes with a slipcase and is limited to 500 copies! Buy your copy today!
‘IUS VITAE NECISQUE’ is our new single song 22 minute EP
2013 saw the release of our debut album ‘Voices From The Eternal Night’.
Since then we have been working on material for a follow up full length.
As an interquel between our debut and future full length we will be releasing a single song, 22 minute EP,
‘IUS VITAE NECISQUE’.
‘IUS VITAE NECISQUE’, is a tale of the power of life and death and one’s becoming with nature.
One’s becoming with the forests, the oceans and the skies.
One’s vision of eternal resplendence.
The cover artwork was painted by the very talented Martin Lynch-Smith – Artist.
“I have fallen deep into my demiseI have risen awakened by the sky”
Keep an eye out for more information about a couple special Launch shows here in Australia in the coming months.
‘Ius Vitae Nevisque’ is actually a song that is divided in several chapters. Each has its own sound and emotion. Melodic parts with a lot of acoustic music and atmospheric black metal follow each other fluently. The music met my expectations, just like they’ve always done. So all in all, a big thank you for this music and I cannot wait until the next release!
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