Well, this messed up my 2019 AOTY rankings because Kaatayra is simply that excellent. This is kind of reminiscent of Panopticon’s most primal and atmospheric black metal songs, but with the “cosmic” black metal melodies of Mare Cognitum, which is to say that you absolutely have to fucking buy this now. This is stunning, with lengthy, complex, and dynamic arrangements that hit hard as well as hypnotise. One of 2019’s very best, bar none, and a band to watch very carefully this decade.
Favorite track: Chama, Pólvora e Esperança.