King Antichrist

666 Voices Inside

Attera Totus Sanctus


Atrum Regina

Angel Flesh Impaled

Feed On The Mortals

Final Ritual





Emperor Magus Caligula (Vocals)

Lord Ahriman (Guitar)

Chaq Mol (Guitar)

Matte Modin (Drums)

Special guest performance on Bass by Gustaf Hielm

DARK FUNERAL: "Attera Totus Sanctus" dark funeral       Regain Records        

distributed in Switzerland by Irascible Distribution

2 reviews : by Boris "Azrael" Witta and Patric "Blasta" Hubacher


review by Boris "Azrael" Witta ___       


Destroy all the Holy. 

Furious and crushing Black Metal killers  

Attera Totus Sanctus. In English: Destroy all the Holy. 

By now, the message should be clear. Since 1993, the Swedish Dark Funeral spread their satanic philosophy, and this album is their fourth chapter of blackness. First and most important question: Did the ineffable kings of darkness top their masterpiece so far, “Diabolis Interium”? Answer: No. But, and this is a big but, the quartet created another Black Metal-inferno on a very high level of quality. What is new, what’s different in comparison with “Diabolis Interium”? Well, first of all, the voice of Emperor Magus Calicula has changed its way of expression, the maniac shouts and screams are more hysterical, and sometimes, this sounds a bit special. There might be people who will get problem with this fact. Me not. 

Second change: The songs need more time to grow, most of the time, the rhythm guitar dominates, the melodylines, the freezing, destroying “harmonies” appear more subtly than ever before. But when discovered, you will be fettered by them. Best examples for this is the opener “King Antichrist”, in my opinion the fastest Dark Funeral-song ever, where Blast-monster Matte Modin shows all of his abilities. Also “Feed On The Mortals” needs to be counted to the catchy songs. 

On most of the album, Dark Funeral didn’t reach their target to compose more slower songs, but I guess this is also absolutely not necessary. A true fan of the Swedish horde wants fast, furious and crushing Black Metal-killers, and that’s what he gets most of the time on “Attera Totus Sanctus”: “King Antichrist” (as mentioned before), 666 Voices Inside” (cliché-title of the year, but the track with the highest mark of mediocrity, the riffs are just too simple), “Atrum Regina” (heroical!) or “Final Ritual” are all reigned by blastbeats. Also the titletrack deserves our attention: evil growing, with a fanatic, total gripping chorus and slow parts including roaring doublebasses, and last but not least, a small but kind guitar solo. And of course, there are also blastbeats… And here the slow song: “Atrum Regina” starts with sad, melancholic melodies, and then it’s time to bang, Midtempo fucking rules! A song in the tradition of “The Goddess Of Sodomy” from the last album.

So, the conclusion: “Attera Totus Sanctus” is the logical next step of Dark Funeral on their satanic march. Then why “only” 8 out of 10 points? Well, some songs (“666 Voices Inside”, “Angel Flesh Impaled”) don’t have the little shred, which makes a very good song to a top song, a classic, and as I said before, the songs need more time to grow than before. But one thing is clear: Dark Funeral are unable to create a bad album, and they show this impressive with “Attera Totus Sanctus”.

rating: 8/10  


Boris "Azrael"  Witta 

review by Patric "Blasta" Hubacher ___       

Melancholic Melodies with a murdering Blast-Inferno. Now that's a Neckbreacker, thank you Mr. Modin.  

Yeah, the waiting has a End. After four Years of Troubles with the old Label “No Fashion Records” ; Dark Funeral are back!!!!!! Real Hard, Real Black and most of all, REAL FAST! 

Melancholic Melodies with a murdering Blast-Inferno. Example: Listen to Track No.6 “Angel Flesh Impaled” with pure 280 bpm... Unbelievable! Now that`s a Neckbreacker, thank you Mr. Modin.

This time, Mr. Caligula tries different Styles with his Voice and that sounds superb-sick.

Atrum Regina” is the only “Outsider” – a slow song! Yeah you`ve read right, - a

slow Song! I love Dark Funeral with blasting fast Songs, so its up to you to acquire

a taste for it.  

Attera Totus Sanctus is an immense hard and evil Piece of Music, well produced by

Daniel Bergstrand.  

So if you search for real Blackmetal, you have to know this CD... buy it, then go out

and watch them Live! 


rating: 9/10  


Patric "Blasta" Hubacher

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