Longing For The Untold was originally released in Spain on CD earlier in the year, and now it will be getting a vinyl and tape re-release through Sentient Ruin Laboratories. This re-release is complete with the original four tracks that appeared on the original release of the EP as well as three more bonus tracks that have been taken from past releases. In this review, the four original tracks from the EP will be reviewed.
Hailing from Spain’s capital Madrid comes the blackened force to be reckoned with Aversio Humanitatis, and tailing not far behind them is their newest release Longing For The Untold. This hellish release is filled with four tracks of nothing but progressive black metal to relinquish your soul to. Each track is miasmal, sinister and twisting providing you with a dark and abyssal listen. The more that you listen and the deeper you get in to the EP, the further and further you descend into utter darkness. Longing For The Untold is devoid of all light and there certainly is no light at the end of your life-or tunnel-and as each second passes you become shrouded in abysmal and frigid blackness.
Longing For The Untold jumps out of your speakers immediately never giving you time to prepare for the all out blackened assault. From the first note on, Aversio Humanitatis hammers away at you with slicing riffs that are coupled with pounding drums and unearthly vocals. This release is something wretched and soul stealing aiming only to plunge you further and further into the ever growing and forever breathing abyss. Never once does Aversio Humanitatis let up in their war against all things good and whole as they rage on with each passing track providing you with a hellish and nightmarish listen.
Each of the four tracks is bleak, damning and unforgiving never really giving you a moment to rest from the slaughtering barrage of blackened fury. Even though Longing For The Untold is only four tracks in length it still looms large wielding a scythe ready to cull the weak and damn their souls for all eternity. Longing For The Untold is a twisting and malevolent release, one that provides you with nothing but soul shattering content for you to revel and suffer in.
Aversio Humanitatis does a great job of mixing up their tempos, providing you with ultimately pummeling and neck breaking blackened fury as well as slower lurching passages that are just as heavy and damning. These hellions do a great job of pairing the two different styles together to create a whole and cohesive sound that aims to break the spirit of anyone who dares listen. Not only does Aversio Humanitatis present you with dirges of death and gloom, but they also provide you with an atmosphere that is without any hope what so ever. The ever present atmosphere looms over your head throughout the entire EP gifting you nothing but darkness wherever it is that you may go.
Longing For The Untold is a solid release, one that presents you with plenty of content within only four tracks. As mentioned, Longing For The Untold looms large commanding your attention and keeping it all the way through your listen. Overall, this is a solid outing by Aversio Humanitatis.