Label : Kvlt Press : KVLT020CD - International Year : 2017
New or Used : original new
A magickal work of nightsky majesty, simmering celestial aggression, and the most potent tenets of '90s Scandinavian black metal, Potestas Magicum Diaboli breathes and billows a blast-from-the-past classicism that nevertheless manages to sound fresh among the modern BM landscape, outstripping the prevailing trends and the pretenders who enable them. Perhaps more importantly, it is the work of two women - a rarity in black metal, both past and especially present - who hereby render gender an irrelevant argument. Simply, Potestas Magicum Diaboli stands on its own, towering and terrifying.