Second full length from Finnish trio painting a world full of loneliness, grief and negativity. With most tracks in excess of 10 minutes, Fornicatus engulfs the listener for epic periods in a barren trap which may only be escaped through self-infliction.
Away from the gothic and folk parts of their earlier recordings, Mysterium present themselves in a modern wall of sound on their second album "Soulwards". Heavier, more metal, more direct, but without doing away with the melodic and atmospheric aspects of their debut "The Glowering Facades of Night". With "Soulwards", Mysterium have grown up and establish themselves as a self-conscious and confident Dark Metal band that can rival the genre's greats.