Reviewer: David Loveless
Mord'a'stigmata continue down the path of negativity with their 4th release, Hope. The 4-track album clocks in at fourty four and a half minutes and is filled with bleak, avant-garde black metal. Consisting mostly of slow to mid-paced tempos, Mort'a'stigmata is at times, more in line with My Dying Bride than the black metal scene. Either way, there are only a few standout moments on here that is worth checking out more than once. Even as a fan of funeral doom and blazing fast black metal, Hope was really hard for me to get into. This album is not completely hopeless (no pun intended) though, it's just not what I was expecting.