TIMŌRĀTUS – “Reverentia”

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Jun 182017
 

David Napier is back, this time not focusing on times of the Black Plague but bringing the listener into a world of metal to “envelop the listener in the warmth and closeness of worship with God.

My first experience with TIMŌRĀTUS (full of reverence toward God, devout) was reviewing the ep’s Black and Death, which tell the story of Kafla Selaro in his battle for faith and life in the Dark Ages during the time of Black Plague.  Now that the tale of Kafla is long past, David had the idea to put out an album that might give the listener the feeling of worship.  David once again handled the instrumentation but this time brought on some additional vocalists, some of whom provide clean vocals for “In Christ Alone” and “Amazing Grace”.

First thing I noticed about the album was the overall length, with seven songs clocking in at over 50 minutes long.  The album itself can be almost divided into three sections.  The first section with “Weight of the World” and “Mere Symbols” could be described as ambient or atmospheric black/death metal, with perhaps some doom elements thrown in.  In “Weight of the World”, you have the music greatly overwhelming the death metal growled vocals in the mix, which makes it a challenge, while in “Mere Symbols” the overall tone of the guitars is a bit darker but the vocals more pronounced.  In both cases, the songs move slowly, in a crushing manner under a wall of sound. Continue reading »

May 272017
 

Timōrātus have signed with Christian Metal Underground Records a sub-label of Vision of God Records for the physical release of “Reverentia.” The album was self-released digitally on March 29, the physical CD will be released on June 10th. You can pre-order your copy of “Reverentia”now.

The label comments “Unbelievably deep doom/drone worship metal! These are soundscapes of praise! This band has signed on with our ministry. And we were glad to get them aboard the family!”

“Reverentia” is a worship album that takes a different approach by adding rich, deep guitar drones and doom metal undertones to envelope the listener in the warmth and closeness of worship with God. Continue reading »

Apr 292017
 

Timōrātus are back with a new album “Reverentia” it is released on March 31th. The album is available for free download (name your price) from their bandcamp site. The download includes high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. Paying supporters also get unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app.

“Reverentia” is a worship album that takes a different approach by adding rich, deep guitar drones and doom metal undertones to envelope the listener in the warmth and closeness of worship with God.

Timōrātus is a one man band from David Napier, but on this album he uses several other musicians. David Napier – Instrumentation / Vocals, Courtney Napier – Vocals, Benjamin Steven Dohrmann – Vocals, Amy Austin – Vocals, Carman Hammond – Vocals

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May 072015
 

GrindTimōrātus is a one man band from David Napier. A fourth and last concept EP  is released today, and is available for FREE download now. This time the EP includes seven tracks: 1. ‘Questions’ (00:52), 2. ‘Coming Into Her Own’ (00:48), 3. ‘Father’ (00:39), 4. ‘New Love’ (01:10), 5. ‘Winding Down’ (01:37), 6. ‘Deathbed’ (01:09), 7. ‘Kafla’s Soul Leaves His Body (00:20) . The EP can also be streamed in the soundcloud player below.

David commented: ‘It is going to be a 4 part EP set of different metal genres with a cohesive story throughout. The EP’s are going to be Black, Death, Doom and Grind metal. The story is about a man going through the Black Plague and his battle with the time and loss of faith.’ Continue reading »

Mar 232015
 

DOOMTimōrātus is a one man band from David Napier, A third EP is released last saturday (March 21th), and is available for FREE download now. The EP includes two tracks: 1. ‘Slumbering Vision’ (07:08), 2. ‘Realization of Purpose’ (06:40) . The EP can also be streamed below.

David commented: ‘It is going to be a 4 part EP set of different metal genres with a cohesive story throughout. The EP’s are going to be Black, Death, Doom and Grind metal. The story is about a man going through the Black Plague and his battle with the time and loss of faith.’ The goal of Timōrātus is to ultimately bring honor and glory to God. I am a big sucker for concept albums so what I am doing is releasing a 4 [EP] set of metal genres that links together into a complete story of a man named Kafla Serlaro as he loses his faith and times of living through the Black Plague. Continue reading »