When one hears the phrase “Polish black metal,” it’s impossible not to immediately think of the mighty Behemoth. They may, after all, be the biggest blackened death metal band in the world. Behemoth are far from being the only game in the neighborhood though. The Eastern Bloc countries are a hotbed for modern black metal with numerous bands looking to stake their claim in the genre.
One such band is Mord’A’Stigmata, also hailing from Poland. This experimental, blackened, post-metal unit has seen their stock on a steady rise since their first demos surfaced in 2005. They have, to date, released 3 demos and 4 full-length albums. On September 25th, they will add an EP to that list with the release of Our Hearts Slow Down on Pagan Records.
This week’s Black Metal Friday features the epic, 13-minute, opening track of Our Hearts Slow Down. Here is Mord’A’Stigmata with “The Mantra of Anguish.”
The 3-song EP is currently available for pre-order via the Pagan Records Bandcamp page.
Our Hearts Slow Down track list:
1. The Mantra of Anguish 12:58
2. Those Above 12:08
3. Our Hearts Slow Down 5:13