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Brian3737 793 kills like the original. Love it. The rest I could relax to with a beer now and again.
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H.L. This is a quite relaxed dark album, like black metal lounge music. Good to chill. My favourite is "793", a fine cover version of Enslaved's classic with 70s influences. Favorite track: 793.
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JaXuN Love the mix on this lots of good elements. Bass is nicely showcased on Rovina. Favorite track: Rovina.
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daniele cariboni The overall feeling of the record is astonishing dark, sad but epic.
Each track stands on its own, but Imperium is my favorite.
The cover song 793 by Enslaved from "Eld" is a "must listen" killer version Favorite track: Imperium.
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lust4metal good doomy darkwave Favorite track: 793.
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After the stunning full-lenght debut “Fulgures” (ATMF, 2007), the acclaimed, progressive and deep followup “Vega” (ATMF, 2008) and two compilations (“Black Metal Invitta Armata”, 2009, and “Önd - A Tribute to Enslaved”, 2012) italian act JANVS (or Janus, if you write it low case) is back with a new deal on Avantgarde Music.
Being in the band’s mind for a long time, the re-recording of the 2004 demo “Nigredo” is a step in a new musical direction, yet deeply rooted in what made Janus such an interesting project.
Fully re-recorded by the complete lineup (Matteo Barelli, Claudio Fogliato and Massimo “M:A: Fog” Altomare) and rearranged to match the evolution of the last ten years, “Nigredo” is a haunting and dark shaded trip back in the first stage of a growing awareness.
The four original tracks from the 2004 demo are rebuilt from scratch paying great attention to the sounds and landscapes evocated by the rewritten lyrics. Custom made guitar and bass effects wrap their unique sound around the italian lyrics of “Imperium”, “Abisso”, “Rovina” and “Suicidio”.
You will follow them surrounded by the original drawings and artwork by Francesco Gemelli (that already painted for JANVS on the previous “Vega” booklet).
“Nigredo” features Ivar Bjørnson from Enslaved as guest guitarist on our “793” cover, and Palingenius (Gladio) as guest vocals on “Imperium”.


released February 15, 2014


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Track Name: 793
by Enslaved

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