Erik M. : With ‘Epigrammata’ Et Moriemur delivers a heavy and atmospheric rhird album, and will put a gloomy smile on the faces of fans of the currently popular Batushka. The five-piece from the Czech Republic knows how to perform the bombastic ten tracks in a controlled manner and break the tension with surprising musical influences, like Gregorian chants and spoken passages in Latin and ancient Greek. These two last-mentioned influences form the historical basis for the conceptual part on ‘Epigrammata’. This atmosphere is extra emphasised by the use of cello, violin and trombone. The ride starts with ‘Introitus’ (an intro I guess) and keeps you in its grip for 53 minutes. ‘Communio’ seems like a strange groovy duck during the opening, the song is a bit more upbeat and reminiscent of something Moonspell or Ghost could have made. The last track, ‘In Paradisum’, closes ‘Epigrammata’ in almost soundscape-like manner and clocks almost eleven minutes, and occasionally lowers the tempo a bit. The sound of this release is firm and heavy but offers enough space for the shipload of influences. Strong release!