One year ago in April drummer Pale Horse (Disfigured Dead/NilExistence) was looking to start another band, and reached out to people who might be interested. Among the parties was Llord Diabolus (ex Violent Fury/Infernal Thorn, Maantrix) who joked of starting a Darkthrone worship band. The two have known of another through shows in the past but never really talked too much. They met to jam and see if anything took root a week or so after the initial talk, and that day wrote the first track on the EP: “From Throne to Funeral”.
The title for that song summoned up a lot of key musical fusing and the initial Darkthrone worship joke was spun into “more Dark Funeral than Throne!” After that day The Pale Horse contacted Svartherre (Disfigured Dead/NilExistence) who plays in NilExistence to join the new band. After that the group quickly composed the five tracks over the next months, and entered the studio to record live the debut EP entitled Beyond the Veil of Light. It’s out on June 24th 2019.
“Beyond the hidden doors. We are Hell’s plague.”
Dark, evil and raw…Pestis Inferos might sound like any black metal band ever but what we experience on this EP is something way more intriguing and intricate. A five track EP of gurgling horrors and heavy bleakness wrapped up in exciting black metal riffs and a desire to leave no one standing.
From the moment From Throne to Funeral rings out, it becomes clear this is more then just your bog-standard savagery. Like looking into the void, fascination grows and the desire to know more increases. By time the monstrous Poison Falling Star arrives, few won’t find themselves utterly entranced by the compelling sound of death and destruction.
Five tracks is just not enough. However, what Pestis Inferos do offer as tribute to our sacrifices is simply sublime. One of the finest EP releases of the year and a must listen for all fans of black metal.
Pestis Inferos – Beyond The Veil of Light Full Track Listing:
1. From Throne To Funeral
2. Within the Darkness, I Dwell
3. Invoking The Sigil
4. Fine Line Of Salvation
5. Poison Falling Star
Pestis Inferos - Beyond The Veil of Light (Self Released)
The Final Score - 9/10