The latest offering from Blut Aus Nord is entitled Deus Salutis Meae and is the band’s twelth full-length, picking up where they left off with 2014’s Memoria Vetusta III: Saturnian Poetry.
To be perfectly honest, this album does not showcase the band at its best and if anything, is a little bit of a letdown. There is nothing exciting or engaging about the release, with songs merging together and nothing really standing out from the crowd, so it’s very difficult to get into it as a result. With repetitive lines and similar approaches from track to track, this isn’t an album that will necessarily stay with you after you’ve finished listening to it.
After 23 years in the game, perhaps the band has simply run out of steam, or have taken the easy way out by rehashing some older ideas. There’s nothing tremendously original on the album and feels like it’s all been done before, so it’s easy for the piece just to blend into background noise if you’re not paying close enough attention.
Deus Salutis Meae is not Blut Aus Nord’s best piece of work. The band is capable of better than this, and it’s a real shame.