Although possessing a comparatively sparser discography, Ad Mortem
are a poignant counterpart for this split. Largely up-tempo, with rhythms spanning gallop and headbang alike, the quartet of Ad Mortem
evince an undeniable physicality that remains hook-heavy and hummable. Likewise, their execution is seamlessly flowing and even swinging, making their martial thrust all the more mesmerizing. More than that, with a demo and a short split to their name, Ad Mortem
's more extended contribution here suggests plenty of paths for their future, both triumphant and terror-inducing...
With atmospheric segues bookending both bands' respective halves, Iudicium Ultimum
, functions like a true split album
rather than a slapdash collection of leftover tracks. More than that, again, Mavorim
and Ad Mortem
equally display the new(er) face of Germanic black metal - raise the banners!
Raise the first banner with Mavorim
's brand-new track "Tod und Teufel" HERE
at Purity Through Fire
's official YouTube channel. Cover and tracklisting are as follows: