May 21, 2024

Hiemis – Malleus Maleficarum (Album – Noctivagant)

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Genre/Influences: Dark-Ambient.

Format: Digital, CD.

Background/Info: Spanish Hiemis project strikes back with a new opus inspired by the famous Malleus Maleficarum which was a book about witchcraft and used during the deadly inquisition.

Content: Pure Dark-Ambient sound fields featuring passages with humming, ghost-like vocals and achieved with field recordings. The obscure and sinister sphere creates an intimate feeling ticking the listener’s imagination.

+ + + : Hiemis has accomplished a dark and inhibited work. I got the sensation that I was entering the intimate sphere of the artist; a strong visual experience where you’re exploring the secret world behind a closed door. I like the way the tracks have been progressively built up while the addition of vocal effects and spoken words accentuate the darkness of the sound.  

– – – : Both debut tracks left me a bit skeptical but right afterwards you’ll discover the beauty of this work.

Conclusion: Definitely one of the best Hiemis productions to date.

Best songs: “Incubi Et Succubi”, “Confessio”, “Mali Spiritus” 

Rate: 8.


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