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Filii Eliae – Qui Nobis Maledictum Velit



Filii Eliae is a Doom/ Black Metal band from the beautiful city of Salerno, Italy. This band has a long history, as I will quote their biography here, and features lyrics in Latin. As I really enjoy the way Latin sounds (and I truly miss Nazgûl), I thought about giving this band a chance. Well, not that my opinion would change the world, but, hey, one more review is always welcomed, I guess. As for their history, here’s the biography that I mentioned earlier on this paragraph:

The band was founded in 1985 under the name MAYHEM, they released a demo “Hate and Pain” before changing their name to ENSLAVED in 1989 when they recorded a four track disc. Then, after years of silence, a new darker vision of the dead arose into the spirit of FILII ELIAE in A.D. MMX. The band members are now known as: “MARTIRIVM” – Guitars, Synth, Vocals “OSSIBVS IGNOTIS” – Drums

“VASTVM SILENTIVM” – Bass. Full length album “Qvi nobis maledictvm velit” recorded in May/June 2014 for LVX PERPETVA records+productions out on July 2014.”




I really can’t explain why this band hasn’t had the attention that they deserve. “Qui Nobis Maledictum Velit” is an interesting old-school metal release that would cause eargasms to any nostalgic listener or fans of “vintage” metal made with quality. The guitars are sharp and heavy, the music is atmospheric, but has that 80’s epic metal feeling that is, in my humble opinion, awesome, there are many cool features, such as organs, keys, but just to create a mood, over all the music is guitar/ drums driven. The vocals are almost like Black Metal ones, not the growls that we expect when listening to Doom Metal. Sometimes the music also feels a bit gothic/ symphonic and there’s this 70’s Giallo movies soundtracks atmosphere as well, making this release as eerie as can get, but never cliché. This is truly great!


And I close my review, or better, thoughts, by urging you all to give Filii Eliae a try. This is amazing music that should be heard by more and more people. I know that the “competition” out there when it comes to music is very hard, but I really, really can’t understand how this band hasn’t got more fans. So, again, I beg of you to help promoting the band, please.




Until next time.


Grade: 9,5/10


Band: Filii Eliae


Album: Qui Nobis Maledictum Velit (2014)


Label: Lux Perpetua Records




1. Mortem Mecum Veniet

2. Et Umbra Sum

3. Vita Finis Adest

4. Ex Putredine

5. Volgus Sine Nomine

6. Iam Obscura Luce

7. Nusquam Aut Nullum Fore

8. Nox Sicut Dies

9. Qui Nobis Maledictum Velit


Filii Eliae is:


Ossibus Ignotis – Drums

Martirium – Vocals, Guitars

Vastum Silentium – Bass


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Official Bandcamp:


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September 30, 2014


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