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Review: Dark Funeral - Attera Totus Sanctus
Dark Funeral
Attera Totus Sanctus

Label: Regain Records
Year released: 2005
Duration: 42:58
Tracks: 8
Genre: Black Metal

Rating: 3/5

Review online: November 16, 2005
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
Readers Rating
Attera Totus Sanctus

Rated 3.82/5 (76.47%) (17 Votes)

Well this is disappointing. I still like "The Secrets Of The Black Arts" quite a lot, even if it is seriously norsecoreish, but this one is pretty bad. Dark Funeral were never a great band, but they were fun, and I had hopes that someday - like Enthroned - they would break the mold and create a really awesome album. Sadly, "Attera Totus Sanctus" is far from awesome. This is ultra-faceless speedy Black/Death with very little to recommend it at all. Nothing jumps out and says "I suuuuck!", but this entire album is still pretty fracking boring. It's like Dark Funeral decided to try and sound more like Belphegor, but they did it badly. Homogenous riffs, lackluster production, tedious vocals, and as an added bonus if you have the promo version, a guy trying to do a Scary Voice coming in twice per track to say "Youuuu arreeee listeningggg tooo Atterrraaa Totusssss Sanctusssss. The newww album byyy Darrrrrk Fuuuuneraaaaalll." Ridiculous.

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