Missa Innominata (2022)
Darkwave’s second full-lenght album, Missa Innominata was released on June 1, 2022. Although the title (“Missa Innominata”, “Unnamed Mass“) refers to a topic quite uncommon in the metal scene, it indicates the overall purpose of the whole material: to add fresh and personal shades to something that is otherwise very traditional and monolithic, rather than offering a simple reanimation of the original concept. The indeterminacy/obscurity of the title, therefore, intentionally forms a clear contrast with the track listing that follows the well-defined and solid structure of the traditional Roman Catholic mass. Missa Innominata is a personal interpretation of something ancient and enigmatical, but at the same time deeply spiritual, inherently interesting and excitingly multi-layered. Being an instrumental album it portrays the various emotional and spiritual aspects of the diverse liturgical elements (for example the solemnial character of Kyrie or Agnus Dei as well as the ecstatic vibes in Gloria and Sanctus) exclusively by the help of metal music: a genre that is considered by many to be profane or even unholy. The cover art (created again by the talented photo artist Dávid Ujhelyi) is intended to support this approach by emphasizing the dichotomy of darkness and light with an outlook on the sun, the symbol of hope in the Western civilization.
The links will lead you to the respective tracks on my Bandcamp site, where you can stream the songs. Alternatively, you can use the links below that will launch various streaming services like Spotify or AppleMusic, or lead you to my SoundCloud or YouTube pages.
Total playing time: 52:31