Even though Portuguese one-man act Mons Veneris [formed: 2005] has almost 30 offerings to its name, ‘Vicit Sathanas Pater… Eum Sequamur’ remains the only full-length to date. Originally intended for a vinyl release, this was unleashed on cassette format only in 2008 but was extremely difficult to acquire. Alas, I missed / overlooked it.

Mercifully, Antihumanism saw fit to reissue the album on CD in December (this time with the original mix, limited to 250) and I’ve purchased my copy from Forever Plagued. At last, I get to pour this coveted work of underground Black Metal through my yearning ears…

So we have six songs comprising almost 42 minutes of music. Don’t be fooled into thinking that the sound is good. It isn’t. Everything remains extremely analogue. For want of a better word, it’s a shitty sound throughout. Muddy and horrible. The singing comes across like a goat or a boar (or a goose – or a combination of all three – but not a human). Being tortured. Only a spastic could listen to let along actually enjoy this album.

Guess that makes me a spastic of sorts.

Evilometer: 555/666