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MB Premiere: MORTA - 'La Caída De Los Infieles'

Signal Rex is set to release the debut album of Spain's MORTA, La España Negra, and today we are thrilled to present the stream of the second track, La Caída De Los Infieles.

MORTA's debut album bubbles up from the primordial muck with no small amount of rudeness: La España Negra. Pure and proud black metal from southern climes, MORTA's first full-length carries forward many/most of its predecessors' foremost strengths – deft shifts from spiralingly violent hypnosis to scabrously headbanging segments, a remorselessly raw-yet-refined soundfield, ugly and emotional in equal measure – but a relatively wider (and wilder) swath of ideas and textures are given ample room to roam across this 39-minute recording.

Just like their debut EP, Fúnebre, La España Negra resides firmly within the realm of black metal, be it elder expressions from the '90s and underground-entrenched ones post-Y2K; the now-quartet honor the sanctity of the artform by exploring their own vibrations rather than those of others. But within a longer format and maximizing that expanded lineup, MORTA often allow bass guitar to guide their eerily hummable melodicism – again, one could liken that to a romanticism unique to their Spanish heritage – and even when pushing busier, denser tonalities, there's a perversely ethereal quality that creates a cool disconnect. Their dungeons are deeper than ever, and the reverberations go straight to the soul…

La España Negra will be released by Signal Rex on September 8th, 2023 on on CD, vinyl LP, and cassette tape formats.


Cardhen - Bass, Vocals
Louen - Drums
Necroceron - Guitars, Vocals
Emilio - Vocals


Entered: 8/10/2023 2:57:26 AM
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