ARS MAGNA UMBRAE is an excellent new Black Metal project from Poland, a
country that always seems to deliver when it comes to extreme music.
‘Through Lunar Gateways’ is a true manifestation of the Chthonic forces
of Death and a sonic portal to the Nightside.
The music relies heavily on dissonant and disorienting melodies with a
spectral cast, creating chilling atmospheres of terror and torment.
Nightmarish visions swirl about the music both when the band is in the
throes of a bestial blood frenzy and when it simply feels like the music
is sailing into a haunted void or on the brink of a mental breakdown.
The variation in the vocals between deranged panther-like shrieks and
unsettling wails (as well as operatic female vocals) is another strength
in a staggeringly strong debut.” – (NO CLEAN SINGING).