Grieving Mirth – Calamitosvs Omine (2015)

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Being huge fans of Atmospheric/Post Black Metal releases, we are quite puzzled how this little gem managed to sit on our virtual review queue for this long. Labeled as an international band, Grieving Mirth unleashes their debut EP titled “Calamitosvs Omine”, featuring five brilliant pieces of highly melancholic extreme music. Highly recommended for fans of bands like Heretoir, Anomalie, Harakiri for the Sky, Austere, this release is quite an interesting find.

The album opens with the ravaging “Malaugurio”, a song that sets the tone for this release with heavily melancholic riffs and powerful drumming. All of this is perfectly rounded up with firm harsh vocals that differ from your traditionally used BM shrieks. The band’s intensity level is quite impressive making the songs be both very melancholic and brutal at the same time, “Indelectavs” is a clear example of this.

The band steps up its game with the crushing “Optio”, by far the best track in this release. Opening with atmospheric keyboards and massive drums, this song takes the listener on a rollercoaster ride as it has some very unique twists and turns. For the fans of bands like Lifelover, “Mille Facce” mixes in the typical vocals of Post-BM release with the band’s more firm harsh vocals and it works quite well.

The album closes with the magical “Abuso”, a song that reminded us of Lantlos and Anomalie, but with Italian spoken sections that add to the overall atmosphere. In general, “Calamitosvs Omine” is a very interesting release that manages to easily standout from this very crowded genre. The band delivers five very unique pieces that are always melancholic and heavily atmospheric. If you are looking add new Atmospheric/Post-Black Metal to your collection, be sure to pick up a copy of this album.

Band: Grieving Mirth Album: Calamitosvs Omine

Label: Loud Rage Music

Release: July 1st, 2015

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Genre: Atmospheric Black Metal

Country: International

Rating: 91/100
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