Poland, of course !
If you guessed it right, congratulations, and if you were thinking of another one, well... you suck. Seriously, just think about it for one second : Vader, Behemoth, Lost Soul, Mgła, Szron, Seagulls Insane & Swans Deceased Mining Out the Void (yup, that's a real band; go check them out, they deserve more attention), Outre, Cold Empty Universe, and a SHITLOAD of other fucking great bands come from Poland, and as if it weren't enough, I think the band I'm about to talk has the potential to becone a really big name on the European Metal scene.
To be honest, despite the fact that they've been playing for around 10 years now, I had never heard of this band until something like 3 months ago, and that's a shame because their two previous albums are fucking great too (especially Antimatter, the second one).
Prepare yourselves, awesome stuff incoming
So, Ansia, the third full-lenght of Mord'A'Stigmata, released on October 29th of 2013 by Pagan Records, consists of five songs of Post-Black Metal, with some Ambient (and even Electro) influences, and their music sometimes reminds me of great Orthodox BM bands like Blut Aus Nord, Deathspell Omega or Dodecahedron (their songs does not sound as twisted as those of these three bands, though).
For the least I can say, these dudes did a fucking great job. Even if each song alternate violent and calm passages (except the last one, an outro which begins as an Ambient piece that progressively lose her shit, and finish in a burst of strident Noise), they managed to keep the whole album very fluent, very natural, and the 47 minutes of the album pass in no time.
There's not much I could say about those calm passages, except that they fit perfectly between the violent ones, and bring an errie and beautiful atmosphere to the whole thing, but speaking of the most brutal stuff, you'll find a cold, piercing guitar sound, uncluttered yet very efficient bass playing, fat ass drumming and harsh vocals.
On it's side, the production is just wonderful. You can hear every instrument very clearly, and yet, it doesn't sound too polished, and actually keeps intact the raw and aggressive feeling of Mord'A'Stigmata's music..
Long story short : Ansia is a fucking masterpiece ! With that kind of shit, there's NO DOUBT these guys will become a well-known band of the Polish and European Metal scene.
One of the best albums of 2013, nothing more, nothing less.
So, as always, GRAB YOUR FUCKING CREDIT CARD AND BUY IT MOTHERFVKKRZ.
Available here and on the band's Bandcamp page for almost nothing.
I love when quality comes with a cheap price.