Contra Mundum, the new album from Sweden’s progressive death mongers MOURNING SIGN, is out now on Orchestrated Misery Recordings and streaming in its entirety.
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Having formed in 1992 near Hallstahammer, Sweden, the band quickly hit the studio with their debut recording Last Chamber, which helped secure a recording contract with the Italian label Godhead. The following year the band released the mini-CD Alienor (1993) followed by the self-titled Mourning Sign (1995). Both received favorable reviews from the media, but the band’s second full length, Multiverse (1996), left many scribes and followers stunned! Multiverse set the standard for progressive death metal, but alas the following year the band simply went on hiatus. Members eventually started new projects (Sweden’s Amaran one of several) and continued to churn out progressive-sounding material over the years. Having reformed in 2016 MOURNING SIGN sought to continue their attitude and achievements, thus creating their third album, Contra Mundum (meaning in Latin to defy or oppose everyone else). Recorded in the year 2018, this release is limited to only 500 copies, and features some incredible guitar work from Kari Kainulainen and Petri Aho.
“We can be grateful to have Mourning Sign back. A crushingly heavy album layered with uplifting and inspirational elements of progressive metal.
– Games, Brrraaains & A Head-Banging Life “Contra Mundum is replete with roaring vocals, craggy imperious riffs and melodies that chug through the morbid atmospheres.”– Skulls N Bones“Well worth the wait. This is quality underground music.”– From Beyond Metal Fanzine“Enjoyable melodic and progressive death metal.” – Lords of Metal“Brutal and neoclassical influences of bands like Fleshgod Apocalypse, and melodic black metal, recalling Watain in flashes.” – Heavy Metal Maniac