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Today, Portuguese black metal cult  Ventr  stream the entirety of their highly anticipated debut EP,  Numinous Negativity , at heavily trafficked web-portal . Set for international release on October 9th via  Signal Rex  on 10" vinyl format, hear  Ventr 's   Numinous Negativity  in its entirety exclusively   HERE .

Ventr   hail from Portugal, the current hotbed of raw black metal. While an otherwise-new entity, the rippling 'n' roiling black metal they present across their first public recording,  Numinous Negativity , betrays a wealth of experience - an expanse of void-dwelling visions that are startling to behold this early on. However, linger under no assumption that   Ventr   are just another "raw Portuguese black metal band," for those visions are their own. Grim and ghastly, the band likewise exude a strident physicality which transcends most iterations of rawness, and the same could be said for their bewitching melodicism: never soft nor saccharine, these haunting lead-lines duly transport the listener into exquisitely dark 'n' cobwebbed realms. The sum effect of  Numinous Negativity , from a musical standpoint, is a medieval malodorousness that's as ancient as it is rottenly fresh.

Of course,   Ventr   build their music on a firm foundation of thought-through thematics. A title like  Numinous Negativity  should be fairly self-explanatory, but concept-wise, the main focus of the EP is characterizing the "Numinous Negativity" as a spiritual and/or religious form of negative perception - the mysteries in the works within the omnipresence of the Devil. In fact, the first and final songs are explorations of this concept: respectively, "Omnipresent Abominations" deals with the concept of (negative) illumination through the touch of the Devil's abominations, through witnessing "His Works through the eyes of the Hanged Child"; then, "A Dagger to Worship" explores the concept of Horrific Divinity, using the idea of the Trinity Dagger (Struggle, Cruelty, Iniquity), which represents a reflection of this Divine Horror in the mundane reality. On the other hand, strongly-stated second track "Our Altar of Murderous Fanaticism" deeply deals with devotion to this Numinous Negativity...indeed,   Ventr 's altar is made for the Devil.

Begin bowing before   Ventr 's arrival and behold  Numinous Negativity  in the flesh! The full genuflection can be found exclusively   HERE , courtesy of   Cover   and tracklisting are as follows:

Tracklisting for Ventr's  Numinous Negativity
1. Omnipresent Abominations
2. Our Altar of Murderous Fanaticism
3. Numinous Negativity
4. A Dagger to Worship

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