Corpus Christii - _Saeculum Domini_
(So Die Music / Division House, 2000)
by: Pedro Azevedo (7 out of 10)
Having been quite impressed by the brutality displayed on their _Anno Domini_ demo [CoC #40], I was looking forward to this CD release by Corpus Christii. Fast, brutal and raw black metal, propelled by synthetic percussion and devoid of all melody and embellishments is what this duo produces. And despite the mediocrity of lyrics and song titles and the vastly unfriendly (to put it mildly) production, the fact is that _Saeculum Domini_ still works quite well for me. It takes quite a bit of getting used to (headphones -not- recommended this time) and its 41 minutes do tend to become tiring, but the record has some personality of its own and plenty of strength if you look at it from the right perspective. Certainly not an album for those looking for intricate symphonic elements or Abyss-like sound, but nevertheless a strong, very underground-sounding release that lives up to the uncompromising, harsh promise set by their demo tape.


(article published 25/10/2000)

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