I can accept why it took five years for Sühnopfer to release this album: it is absolutely fucking brilliant. Fans blinded by nostalgia will maintain that there is nothing here that was not already done earlier and better by Dissection and especially Sacramentum, but while Sühnopfer shares artistic and stylistic DNA with both bands, the virtuosic musicianship and masterful grasp of epic compositions on Hic Regnant Borbonii Manes is simply beyond compare. Verdict: buy or die! Ippocalyptica
Oh, this takes me back, a really pleasant surprise it was! I remember when that homonymous bootleg was circulating around the web which led many to believe it was authentic, but now the real thing is finally out and it's just beautiful!
It's a masterpiece as furious and unrelenting as soothing and melancholic, just the way good Blackgaze is meant to be! ThaRKiuS
Attracted by the Cover art but was totally destroyed by the music. This is one of those albums that just has it all for me. There is something special inside that I can't put my finger on but it is there. Only way this gets better is if it ever makes it's way on wax. If it ever does I will be first in line. Frederick Jones
"Melancholie²" and "Autumn" are exceptionally touching atmospheric black metal masterpieces which belong into every serious collection. Because of a long gap between both releases I was suprised how many recordings I have missed since 2016. Even though they cannot compete against the mentioned masterpieces, two of them are 1st-class black metal as well. "Nostalgia" is a well performed tribute to the 90s! Of course it sounds more old-school and straight forward than "regular" COLDWORLD releases. H.L.