Following a decade of silence, Italian black metal outfit TENEBRAE IN PERPETUUM returns with their fourth full-length opus, Anorexia Obscura. As the album is prepared for release through Debemur Morti Productions next week, the entire record is now streaming early alongside an interview conducted and hosted by Invisible Oranges.
With forty minutes of frozen, mystical black metal spread across seven diabolical hymns, Anorexia Obscura is the first recorded output from TENEBRAE IN PERPETUUM in over a decade. With his latest work, founding member and multi-instrumentalist Atratus reveals black visions of demented afflictions of mind and soul, of inhuman experiments amidst cold silicon and sharp steel tools. Primeval in spirit but with practiced precision, Anorexia Obscura is a new pinnacle of genius for TENEBRAE IN PERPETUUM.
Alongside an interview with Atratus, Invisible Oranges is now streaming Anorexia Obscura in its torrential entirety. The feature reads in part, “Bearing superficial bases of comparison to TENEBRAE IN PERPETUUM’s pre-2010 discography — the blackened chaos and expressionistic disgust — Anorexia Obscura is a slow disintegration. Across the album, Atratus descends further into vocal madness, literally shredding his own throat as a means of self-destruction and expression of madness. The destruction of the body, slowly disappearing into nothingness, the suffering found within Anorexia Obscura is a new level of art found within Atratus’s now-lengthy career. And it is terrifying.”
Hear TENEBRAE IN PERPETUUM’s Anorexia Obscura early through Invisible Oranges at THIS LOCATION.
On Anorexia Obscura, TENEBRAE IN PERPETUUM infuses a unique electro touch is into the music, the album shining an illuminating light upon the grim atmospheres, equanimous structures, and raw dissonance found within the band’s output. A dark simulacrum comprised of razor-sharp discordant riffing, cold electronics, and an absolutely unhinged vocal performance strides over frigid blast beats provided by Chimsicrin of Gorrch. Anorexia Obscura is wrapped with artwork and design by Antithesis and Cold Poison, appropriately displaying the aura of this harrowing new album. Anorexia Obscura is highly recommended for fans of Darkthrone, Burzum, and Bethlehem.