REGNVM ANIMALE are a extreme metal duo from Sweden combining black metal and crust, they cite bands such as SATYRICON, ACURSED and CORTEX as their main influences.
The lyrics are in Swedish and centres around topics like freedom, alienation, premises of being human and the state of society today.
Now, after releasing two full-lengths, they put out their third record, a split collaboration with NORN from Iceland. "NORN was born out of a fascination with satanic black metal and anarchic crust punk", is written on their bandcamp page as self-description. Their part of the split is more direct, more primtive and raw.
The tracks from REGNVM ANIMALE are characterized by great stilistic variety. "Förhoppning" can be seen as an intro, you can hear an acoustic guitar with some spoken words. "Människan är människans varg" offers melodic structures and a hymnic approach. "Vaga se mig i ögonen" leans more towards black metal but offers melodies as well. "Brinna" is much more straight, including simple typical black metal riffing and striking, slightly hysterical vocals. You can listen here:
It's definitely a great record, particularly because of the REGNVM ANIMALE side !
You can download it for free here and here, the albums before from REGNVM ANIMALE and NORN as well. Of course you can support the bands and buy the CD/cassette or a deluxe edition as well there.