I have already said something about the lyrics while describing the demo. I always appreciate the bands that have something to say at the level of concepts, and it seems that Ius Talionis take a great deal of care of text-writing. All songs are in German; the title track “Eleutheromania”, which means “Desire or Mania of Freedom’ (eleuthero- comes from ancient Greek eleutheria, ‘freedom’) lucubrates on modern society’s being slave to religion; significant the first two verses: “Schwer lasten die Ketten die euch anbinden, / eisern, fest und unnachgiebig, fesseln sie euch an die Welt” (‘Heavy loads, the chains that bind you, made of iron, hard and inflexible, they tie you to the world’).
In a nutshell, Eleutheromania is a well thought out debut demo characterized by a personal style; but if I were in the band’s shoes, on the occasion of the next release, if any of course, I would re-record these songs with better sounds.
“Ius Talionis” translates to ‘Right of Retaliation’ in Latin. Realease date of Eleutheromania: September 6 2014, independent.
2. Das Antlitz des Krieges
3. Im Angesicht des Todes
Viator Noctis: Guitars
Text by Herjann