Griseus (2011)

I absolutely love this album by Aquilus. I don’t have words for it. It’s dark, symphonic, emotive, beautiful, film score-style black metal made in Australia. I hope to one day make it to an Aquilus live concert.

Admittedly I can’t think of a way to describe it without imagining the scene in The IT Crowd where Goth character Richmond Avenal goes to a funeral and gives a copy of a Cradle of Filth album to the grieving widow:

"... it's actually quite beautiful."

“… it’s actually quite beautiful.”