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Glorior Belli - Meet Us At The Southern Sign
France’s Glorior Belli were introduced to me when they released their second album Manifesting The Raging Beast. This made me quite enthusiastic about this black metal outfit, and I was pretty keen on seeing them live. That never happened due to several cancellations by this band, which is actually a one man project at the moment (difficulty finding a band I guess?). And now I have their third record to review, Meet Us At The Southern Sign. Well I’ll meet you, if you show up that is!
The doom gloom in the black metal sound of Glorior Belli is basically why I like them so much. Slow, dragging rhythms with a spacey blackened atmosphere and haunted, despairing vocals are what this record is made of once more. Of course there are still some fast blast beat parts, but this never gets in the way of the general atmosphere. The production has only slightly increased, giving the overall record a bit more of a clear sound. Other than that they operate with the same formula as they did before. Perhaps a bit too much even, for there aren’t many new things added to their mix.
Again Glorior Belli please me with another quality release, yet I still have to witness them playing on a stage sometime. I hope this will happen very quick, before I have to review another album by these French black/doom metalheads without seeing them.
Glorior Belli - Meet Us At The Southern Sign
80/1001Details Candlelight Records
Released on Tuesday Jun 2nd, 2009
Black Metal

Writer @DemonDust on Thursday Jan 28th, 2010

Tags: #Glorior Belli
Tracklisting 01. Once in a Blood Red Moon 05:22
02. The Forbidden Words 04:03
03. Swamp That Shame 04:31
04. There is But One Light 05:26
05. My True Essence 02:01
06. In Every Grief-Stricken Blues 04:24
07. Nox Illuminatio Mea 04:41
08. The Blazing Darkness (Of Luciferian Skies) 04:06
09. Fivefold Thought 05:17
10. Fires of the Sitra Ahra 03:05
11. Meet Us At the Southern Sign 07:40
Line up J. (Infestvvs) - Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Drums