Origin: Italy
Genres: Black Metal
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Hortus Animae  


Hortus Animae is an Italian black metal band that was formed in 1997, and, as evidenced by their recent Waltzing Mephisto release, they are a band with quite a bit of promise. Black metal is the root of their style, but they toss in several other elements and ideas (among them, prog and gothic metal) to forge a relatively diverse style. Fusing Mayhem and Mike Oldfield in a single song is notable in itself, and an indication that the band isn't afraid to try something different. Waltzing Mephisto is a highly recommended symphonic black metal album, but the best may be yet to come for these guys.

Current Members

Martyr Lucifer

vocals/bass

Hypnos

guitars

Amon 418

guitars/keyboards

Bless

keyboards

Grom (Diego Meraviglia)

drums (Ancient, DoomSword, Hate Profile)

Former Members/Guests

Shred

guitars

Thomas

drums


Discography



The Melting Idols 
2000
  1. Luciferian Twilight
  2. The Bless Of Eternal Bleeding
  3. Cruciatus Tacitus
  4. Spell & Devotion (Impromptu Opus I)
  5. The Melting Idols I) - Prisoners Of Dusk
  6. The Melting Idols II) - Beholding The Death Of His Son
  7. The Melting Idols III) - Fallen Angel's Mourning Silences
  8. Even Death Is Useless
  • Martyr Lucifer
  • Shred
  • Bless
  • Thomas




Waltzing Mephisto 
2003 Black Lotus
  1. Enter
  2. A Lifetime Obscurity Part I
  3. A Lifetime Obscurity Part II
  4. Springtime Deaths
  5. Souls Of The Cold Wind
  6. Welcome The Godless
  7. Freezing Moon Including Terzo Incontro And Tubular Bells
  8. A Feeble Light Of Hope
  • Martyr Lucifer
  • Shred
  • Bless
  • Grom

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



The Blow Of Furious Winds 
2005 Sleazy Rider
  1. Chapter One: Furious Winds / Locusts
  2. Chapter Two: The Mud And The Blood / Funeral Nation
  3. Chapter Three: The Heartfelt Murder
  4. Chapter Four: The Virgin Whore
  5. Chapter Five: In Adoration Of The Weeping Skies
  6. Chapter Six: Across The Sea Of Pain
  7. Chapter Seven: Bible Black
  8. Chapter Eight: A Gothic Ghost / The Death Of All Beauty
  9. Chapter Nine: Garden Of Fairies
  10. Appendix 1: The Fairy Fellers Masterstroke / Nevermore
  11. Appendix 2: Windfall / Summoning Of The Muse
  • Martyr Lucifer
  • Hypnos
  • Amon 418
  • Bless
  • Grom




Funeral Nation / 10 Years Of Hortus Animae  COMPILATION
2008 Sleazy Rider




Funeral Nation MMXII  COMPILATION
2012 Thrash Corner
  1. Furious Winds / Locusts
  2. The Mud and the Blood / Funeral Nation
  3. The Heartfelt Murder
  4. The Virgin Whore
  5. In Adoration of the Weeping Skies
  6. Across the Sea of Pain
  7. Bible Black
  8. A Gothic Ghost / The Death of All Beauty
  9. Garden of Fairies
  10. The Fairy Feller's Master-Stroke / Nevermore
  11. Windfall introducing Summoning of the Muse
  12. Freezing Moon including Terzo Incontro and Tubular Bells




Secular Music 
2014


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