2004, like the early new millenium years, was in the middle of the Black Metal crossroad between going back to the primordial grim roots and moving to uncharted and unsurveyed territories. This is where Absentia Lunae moved their first steps, a wolf pack, as lyrical mastermind explained on this re-edtion booklet retrospective, angered by the cowardly pacified western society where they grew up.
This juvenile fuel was obviously not merely drawn to shape their intense form of brutal Black Metal but showing already some gleams of unique form of dramatic and avantgardish impetus. In an era where magazines and fanzines where still the most influential form of knowledge the demo soon became a recurring reference for the demo sections. Stuza Records from Ukraine ( the same one released bands like Aosoth, Astrofaes, Sort Vokter…) released the same on tape and some months later band printed the same on a 500 copies pro-cd, which soon became sold out.
Absentia Lunae’s most praised efforts like “In Umbrarum Imperii Gloria” & “Historia Nobis Assentietur” always share the podium with “Marching Upon Forgotten Ashes” on fan’s feelings. It has been the band’s decision to maintain the feeling of the original source , some quotes from the key points of the lyrics have been added and an extensive retrospective from the singer Ildanach about whole album concept and track by track details on core concept and band birth.
Marching Under the Apocalypse Flag 06:37
Debris of Forgotten Tragedies 04:45
Engraved by Father’s Nightmare 05:50
Burning a Candle 06:16
Crystallized Illusion 05:50
Mirrors of Reason 04:49
Triumph and Despair 06:28
Total Running Time: 45:22
GENRE: Black Metal