Natives of Germany's rich black metal scene, VIVUS HUMARE comprise members of Mosiac as well as recently an ex-member of the late Alchemyst. The band formed in 2007 and released a demo, Prolog, in 2008, playing a number of concerts along the way and all the while diligently working on their debut album. Although plagued with various issues, at last Einkhehr is upon us, and it is a starling work of shadow-draped mystery. With black metal as the base foundation, VIVUS HUMARE wander through various sonic catacombs - tense and pulsing one moment, doomed and desolate another, dynamic and fluent every step of the way - and take the listener on an emotional rollercoaster ride across epic tracks. Fittingly, such epic songs are befitting an epic storyline here. The spoken words that appear between recap the narrative and function toward its three main themes: "Der Schmerz weckt" (the pain arouses), "Auf morgendlichen Pfaden" (On morning paths), and at the conclusion, "Traum" (dream), the last part and its ending. Wake up to VIVUS HUMARE's Einkehr! Mastered by A.O.D. at Temple of Disharmony.