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Downfall Records proudly presents the debut full-length 

 << Ex Nihilo Nihil Fit >> by Sweden Dark Duo Death Metal

act Cursus Bellum

FFO: Behemoth, Celtic Frost, Drudkh, Kampfar, Entombed,

Bathory, Suffocation, Nile, Enslaved


Band: Cursus Bellum

Home: Sweden (Malmö)

Style: Death Metal
Title: Ex Nihilo Nihil Fit (2018)

Type: Ful-length

Release: October 12th, 2018

Runtime: 46:27

Label: Downfall Records

𝕾𝖎𝖓 𝖑: 𝕲𝖚𝖎𝖙𝖆𝖗 & 𝕭𝖆𝖘𝖘: The listener is welcome to some raw, aggressive -brutal, harsh yet melodic (solid rhythms) riffage from hell, with technically monuments, (track four and eight ‘Av jord är du kommen’  & ‘Till jord skall du åter varda’ are short acoustic instrumentation, giving it a Bathory kind of feel), with ravaging pickings of the bass.

𝕾𝖎𝖓 𝖑𝖑: 𝖁𝖔𝖈𝖆𝖑𝖘: Are brutal, deep growls and outrageously rottenly evil

𝕾𝖎𝖓 𝖑𝖑𝖑: 𝕯𝖗𝖚𝖒𝖘: Malefic drum beats with countless blast-beats that will eat one’s soul, with sheer loudness and sheer brutalization force

𝕾𝖎𝖓 𝖑𝖁: 𝕺𝖛𝖊𝖗𝖆𝖑𝖑: For me, and anyone that will listen to this brute force, are not welcome to a nice welcome introduction, but sort of talking/chanting vocals, then the listener is welcome to an exposition of amalgamation of death metal, primitive blackened feel, brutalization, technically moments, using Swedish/Latin texts with lyrical themes on history, religion, philosophy, politics of man, with a darker/death-cult, mystic-like approach

an amalgamation

of death-cult like, darker and mystic

full of aggressiveness, technically, brutality, blackness 

𝕾𝖎𝖓 𝖁: 𝕬𝖗𝖙𝖜𝖔𝖗𝖐: When first looking at the band’s artwork and logo, I was thinking Black Metal? but in fact a death metal act, which features a dead tree, that is sitting in the middle of a desolate woodland/forest. With the image and logo having the characteristic of (that is dark, mystic, eerie) Epic/Pagan and/or Viking/Black Metal

𝕾𝖎𝖓 𝖁𝖑: 𝕺𝖚𝖙𝖘𝖙𝖆𝖓𝖉𝖎𝖓𝖌: For me, having a love/passion for black metal, dark themes/history. Cursus Bellum did something for me, the band didn’t just give me death metal or blackened death metal, but something new, fresh, brutal, darker (unique) feel/look/characteristic of epic/pagan black metal to their music, songs, logo/artwork, and only consisting of two members playing dark death metal

𝕾𝖎𝖓 𝖁𝖑𝖑: 𝕯𝖎𝖘𝖑𝖎𝖐𝖊: For me, I have no dislike for this debut…


Jocke (drums, vocals)

Anders (guitars, bass)


#01. Soil Companion (06:10)

#02. Drawn to Infernal Depths (03:58)

#03. No Promise of God (04:51)

#04. Av jord är du kommen (00:44)

#05. Magma Prophet (05:55)

#06. The Vortex (05:08)

#07. Plague of Justinian 541-542 A.D. (05:13)

#08. Till jord skall du åter varda (00:59)

#09. Life Eater (04:07)

#10. In Their Rotten Flesh (04:55)

#11. The Soil Beneath Us (04:27)


Accusing the Dead EP (2016)

Ex Nihilo Nihil Fit (2018)

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