The fourth full-length album from Minneriket “Anima Sola”, was created because we need to talk about the darkness. The previous two full-length Minneriket releases were lyrically thoughtful and introverted; “Anima Sola” instead speaks directly and frankly to the listener, offering an intimate look into the timeless melancholy that drives Minneriket. This album speaks of solitude and ineptitude, loss and yearning; humorless Black Metal with music and lyrics equally painful and raw. This album is a fist to the face, the sonic equivalent of an open wound.
The title and artwork are based on the catholic imagery of the lonely spirit burning in purgatory. The soul which is burning forever, but is never entirely consumed by the flames. It’s the war between spirits and matter, and fire as both a destructive force of nature and the kindle in your heart.
“Anima Sola” sees official release on January 2, 2018 and is available in CD and digital formats; tracklisting is as follows:
I. Tro, håp og kjærlighet
II. An all too human heart
III. When life gets sick the dead grow strong
IV. I am the Serpent Son
V. Between infinity and melancholy
VI. Det lyset jeg ikke kan se
VII. Sorger er tyngst i solskinn
VIII. Alle hjerter banker ei
IX. Smerte, skjønnhet og Satan
X. Time for Suicide
Pre-orders open at Dec. 22nd.
Artwork by Anna Marine
Mastering by Steve Nagasaki at Nagasaki Sound