Founded in Italy in early 2011, Prison of Mirrors began as a black metal project by one L.S. Later, two other entities – Nocturnal Silence and Anubis – joined the band, thus beginning their common path of transcendence. Always dwelling in the unknown, many early ideas were sealed within the band’s debut EP, Nothing, in 2014, substantially containing the very first concept. Focusing even deeper their innermost nucleus on unadulterated evil, after a long process of composition and rehearsals, Prison of Mirrors had now crowned their devotion to the Luciferian path with their latest work, Unstinted, Delirious, Convulsive Oaths.
“Wounds of Radical Abnegation” is the first track on this vicious release; clocking in at just shy of 11 minutes, and is a cold blooded black metal tune just in time to stave off that summertime heat. With more blast beats than you can shake a stick at, potent yet eerie vocals and wailing guitars, it’s a great opening track for the album. The EP’s second track “Litany of Consecration” is no slouch either, combining lightning fast drums with huge atmospheric riffs and haunting vocals to craft an undeniably creepy yet energized tune.
Unstinted, Delirious, Convulsive Oaths is only two tracks but those two tracks are huge and heavy. While some may despair over the brevity of the album, it’s still a noteworthy addition to any metalhead’s music gallery. In just the short play time, it will earn Prison of Mirrors a spot on your radar for future releases. With an easily affordable price tag (about $2 for digital, $5 for digi+ a cassette) one would be remiss to overlook this EP. It’s very rare when a band can turn your head and lock in your attention with just 2 tracks so do yourself a favor and get in on this one ASAP.
Wounds of Radical Abnegation
Litany of Consecration
L.S. – guitars, composition, vocals
Nocturnal Silence – bass
Anubis – guitars
Bloodrock Rating: 3.0 out of 5.0 axes
Written by Ken Kaizer for Bloodrock Media on July 17, 2017
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