Iubaris Review

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Iubaris
“Code”
2014

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This band is great it’s original, like a black metal Nocturnus. It has a goth metal feel and a little doom too with classical music. I love the lyrics bands that don’t follow others. I can listen to this band over and over. One of my favorite. This should be called black metal classic doom goth metal. I will buy this when I get a chance. The production on this album is great too. Love it thumbs up. All hail’s to this band. Its nice to hear something not the same.

 

 

Tracklist:

1. Dysforia

2. Odium

3. The Sailing Wraiths

4. Lost

5. Plod Through

6. Now

7. What Is Lost To Be Found

8. Interludium

9. Absolute Zero

10. Eternity From Ashes

 

 

https://www.facebook.com/iubaris

http://iubaris.bandcamp.com

 

 

Members:

Antares – Vocals/Lead Guitars
Vulpus – Bass
Hipnagog – Percussion
Mjolnir – Guitars

 

 

Rating: 10 out of 10
~Chazz

Iubaris

Magnum Coeptum Satanicum”

2012

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2012’s Magnum Coeptum Satanicum is a compilation album released by Polish black metal band Iubaris. It is essentially just a compilation of the bands two EP’s Ars Sathanae from 2011 and Ars Sathanae II from 2012. Both are fantastic demos of back metal. Both EP’s are dark, evil, atmospheric, and just plain incredible. They equally have unique and creative songs that always stay within the limits of the standard European black metal sound. I always got the sense that they were trying to be better than great. I love this band and I love both of their EP’s. So it should come as no shocker that I love this compilation album. This should have been the bands full-length album. The two demo’s flow very well together, and this belongs with the very best of the genre. The bonus is two new tracks not found on either EP. The two tracks are acoustic versions of the songs The Journey and Rebirth. The two songs are from Ars Sathanae. They work very well as layered acoustic songs. With no vocals you can really feel both tracks. Both add a new level of tension by slowly building, and changing. Iubaris can make these two songs work acoustically because the song writing is so strong. If you can’t already tell, I love what this band has done. These songs play on your feelings and emotions and keep you invested the whole time, and then it lets go of its grip with the final to tracks perfectly complimenting their work by turning a familiar sound somber. This is crucial listening for any fan of black metal.

 

 

Tracklist:

1. The Winnowing

2. Swamp Fall Burial

3. Day of December

4. Terra Incognita

5. Ars Sathanae II

6. Antigod

7. Rising Flame

8. The Journey

9. Rebirth

10. Ars Sathane

11. The Journey

12. Rebirth

 

 

https://www.facebook.com/iubaris

http://iubaris.bandcamp.com

 

 

Members:

Antares – Vocals/Lead Guitars
Vulpus – Bass
Hipnagog – Drums
Mjolnir – Guitars

 

 

Rating: 9 out of 10

~Kris

Iubaris

Ars Sathanae II”

2012

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In 2011, Polish metal band Iubaris put out Ars Sathanae. It is an extraordinary five-song demo. Consisting of vicious playing, evil tone, and a great dose of variety. In 2012 came Ars Sathanae II, a similarly awesome five-song demo. All the praise I gave to part one can be applied here. This is another tremendous collection of songs. It consumes your mind and captivates your senses. There is plenty of variety here, too. The opening song The Winnowing is a fast, nasty sounding epic song reminiscent of some of the finest black metal. Drummer Kabuka is not playing blast beats here, but quite frankly he doesn’t need to. He hits hard and plays well. Track two is called Swamp Fall Burial. It demonstrates everything I love about this band. They slow things down and creatively pull off a song full of dismal pain, and engaging playing. It is just fantastic. I love this demo equally as much as the first one. If you are a fan of atmospheric, dark moody, and all out blisteringly fast metal, I say give this a listen. I love it from start to end.

 

 

Tracklist:

1. The Winnowing

2. Swamp Fall Burial

3. Day of December

4. Terra Incognita

5. Ars Sathanae II

 

 

https://www.facebook.com/iubaris

http://iubaris.bandcamp.com

 

 

Members:

Antares – Vocals/Lead Guitars
Vulpus – Bass
Hipnagog – Drums
Mjolnir – Guitars

 

 

Rating: 8 out of 10

~Kris

Iubaris

Ars Sathanae”

2011

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Iubaris is a fantastic black metal band hailing from Poland, and their 2011 EP Ars Sathanae is an incredible journey from start to finish. Even though there are only five songs, it has everything that you want from black metal, done remarkably well. Vocalist Antares is also the lead guitar player. As a black metal vocalist he is spot on. His voice is a little raspy and a little crunchy. He can be understood extremely well, and he never becomes an evil sounding Popeye The Sailor. As a guitar player he is also spot on. He has a perfect sound, great riffs and he has a few catchy hooks. Kabuka on drums is every bit Antares’s equal, musically. His drumming is technical and precise. He hits hard and plays fast. Volpus on bass is swallowed by the other two most of the time, but he pops up every so often. These three guys have made an exceptionally good collection of songs here. I loved it from start to finish. This is a masterpiece of evil atmosphere, ambiguous playing, and great music. I can’t wait to hear more from this band.

 

 

Tracklist:

1. Antigod

2. Rising Flame

3. Rebirth

4. The Journey

5. Ars Sathanae

 

 

https://www.facebook.com/iubaris

http://iubaris.bandcamp.com

 

 

Members:

Antares – Vocals/Lead Guitars
Vulpus – Bass
Hipnagog – Drums
Mjolnir – Guitars

 

 

Rating: 8 out of 10

~Kris

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