Cosmic black metallers Aversio Humanitatis gaze to the stars on Behold The Silent Dwellers

Roaring noise meets blackened psychedelia on Spanish BM demons Aversio Humanitatis’ new album Behold The Silent Dwellers

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Dense and multi-layered, Aversio Humanitatis’s second album unleashes a roaring cacophony of icy blastbeats, demonic vocals and pounding riffage. Opener The Weaver Of Tendons draws heavily upon traditional BM, although its cosmic interludes hint at something greater within. While the band’s 2011 debut saw them handcuffed by a reverential preoccupation with Satyricon, tracks like The Watcher In The Walls conjure new realms of captivating atmospherics and blackened psychedelia, showcasing just how dramatically they’ve evolved. Sophisticated, transcendental and uncompromising in its brutality, Behold… demands that you get onboard or be crushed in its wake.

Joe Daly

Hailing from San Diego, California, Joe Daly is an award-winning music journalist with over thirty years experience. Since 2010, Joe has been a regular contributor for Metal Hammer, penning cover features, news stories, album reviews and other content. Joe also writes for Classic Rock, Bass Player, Men’s Health and Outburn magazines. He has served as Music Editor for several online outlets and he has been a contributor for SPIN, the BBC and a frequent guest on several podcasts. When he’s not serenading his neighbours with black metal, Joe enjoys playing hockey, beating on his bass and fawning over his dogs.