Diabolical (Sweden) “Ars Vitae” CD review by www.metal-army.com

Diabolical (Sweden) Ars Vitae CD review

by www.metal-army.com

By MetalGeorge


For those as yet uninitiated into this Swedish black thrashing cult, Ars Vitae is a nice neo/retro sampler for Diabolical, one of the more intense bands you’ve never heard.

Since 1996, this talented Swedish outfit have been delivering the black thrashing goods on a high octane level, combining with excellent, maniacal glee the best elements of melodic blasphemy and razor sharp speed metal goodness.

Ars Vitae opens up with a handful of new tracks, recorded in the Watain/Funeral Mist home studios Necromorbus, and it shows, providing a pitch black presentation of Diabolical at their ever-top form. In addition, the album contains an entire live concert, as well as a remaster of the band’s Deserts of Desolation debut from 2000.

All in all, Ars Vitae is an excellent way to be exposed to Diabolical, a band who really should be bigger than they currently are, given the consistent level of quality delivered by the band for so many years. Grimly produced, musically involved and more serious than a heart attack, the proficiency of Diabolical shouldn’t be denied any longer by the legions of longhairs who really should be more aware of this Swedish quintet.

Hopefully Ars Vitae will change this fact.


Rating: B+

Review link: www.metal-army.com/?p=19362

Diabolical links:

Official Website: http://diabolical.se

Myspace: www.myspace.com/religionist

Official Facebook: www.facebook.com/diabolicalofficial

Reverbnation: www.reverbnation.com/diabolicalswe

Last fm: www.last.fm/music/Diabolical

Abyss Records links:

Online Label & Online Music Store: www.officialabyssrecords.com

Myspace: www.myspace.com/abyssrecordsofficial

Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Abyss-Records/164573050232055

Reverbnation: www.reverbnation.com/label/abyssrecords

Last fm: www.last.fm/label/AbyssRecords

Youtube: www.youtube.com/user/MinionfortheAbyss

Other links:

To purchase DIABOLICAL – Ars Vitae CD go to: http://www.officialabyssrecords.com/product_info.php?products_id=10307

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