Deathless Legacy – Mater Larvarum Review

There is one thing that I always say here. I always say that the band’s name and the album tittle may be deceiving. It’s always hard to judge the book by its cover. Deathless Legacy may sound Extreme Metal as “Mater Larvarum” does too indeed. I couldn’t be more flat wrong. The band and the album are a great sample of a hard and strong Symphonic Metal. Strong guitars with few keyboards with an acid female vocals that goes out of the box most of the time. The catch here is that Deathless Legacy follow Metal music logic to write their songs and not classical music. That makes their songs dissimilar of their peers which use the opposite logic. It makes a lot of difference because songs get much more aggressive and transgressive. To be transgressive is all about Metal music.

Okay, of course, that when I say few keyboards I mean to Symphonic Metal standards. “Mater Larvarum” has lots of keyboards, however, they are most of times accessory as in many Metal bands. It’s that different logic I was talking about. I guess “Moonless Night” tells it better with its Ozzy Osborne like keyboards. By the way, the song does address to Mr. Madman band. Killer guitars, though. Their overtones are unparalleled. Strong, warm, wraithful. Guitars that Metal music dream about. I have to say that the guitars’ overtones here are a must listen. They contrast with the sometimes sweet sometimes acid vocals of demigoddess Steva. The girl does whatever she desires with her voice. “Queen of the Infernal Pantheon” is a great example of what she can do with it.

When I receive an album from a style that I receive a lot I always look for the little and subtle differences the band delivers. Well, I gave received countless Symphonic Metal bands. More than I can tell even though I love it. Deathless Legacy with “Mater Larvarum” stand out the crowd for being heavier. Their inverted logic made all the difference here. So, my dear child of the night, go straight ahead to “Run” to get what I’m talking about. Great guitar solo.

Deathless Legacy “Mater Larvarum” will be released on December 09th via Scarlet Records.

Track Listing:

  1. Ora Pro Nobis
  2. Nightfall
  3. Hollow
  4. Fade into the Dark
  5. The Coven
  6. Absolution
  7. Moonless Night
  8. Queen of the Infernal Pantheon
  9. Altar of Bones
  10. Run
  11. Mater Larvarum

Watch “Moonless Night” official music video here: