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Band: Lucifixion Album: Trisect Joys Of Pierced Hearts Country: USA Genre: Black Metal Release Date: June 30, 2023 Label: Sentient Ruin Laboratories Author: Michael Litteral Lucifixion comes out of the shadows unknown to give us their debut album, Trisect Joys...
Enjoy every jolt, reprieve, attack, and sharp turn.
The next time someone asks you to explain what death metal sounds like, just play them this album. They will likely be hooked. I know I am.
Smiles, jamming, and shredding are offered to entice the audience, and with a band like Tulus, it worked like a charm.
The vision of the world seen between the riffs is bleak, but there is strength and spine there too – enough to rise up with each cadence to move inexorably forward and fight back!
Thanatos isn’t casual, and it shouldn’t be treated as such.
Though it’s only three tracks long, and one of them is a Soundgarden cover, this EP still feels like a meaty offering.
Putting all of these experimental tendencies together, we have an album that you will return to regularly.
Atrocity Machine is a revelation – an evolutionary leap forward for a band that has essentially a perfect discography prior to this album.
I hear a resurgence of the past with a spiked fist clenched on the future.
The album is elegant, flowing seamlessly from traditional heavy metal riffs to djent worthy chugs to tremolo riffing to soaring melodies to…well, you get the idea.
It lives within the boundaries of the style (with some blackening, but that’s not so abnormal), but does so with a unique putrefaction that makes it stand out above the rest.
Don’t mistake their longevity for complacency: This Cannibal Corpse is still hungry. VERY hungry.
In just two short EPs, Riversleem has joined the ranks of some of my favorite currently active bands with a short but unrelentingly intense genre-spanning style of hardcore.
Make no mistake. This is legitimate black metal music. It just chooses to follow a different path than the grim, corpse-painted, spike laden creature of the night that so many black metal musicians cosplay as.
These songs are catchy, brutal, and groovy all at the same time.
Though the album is explosive, there is plenty of room for nuance
It’s a scathing powerviolence attack with elements of grind, death metal, groove, and noise filtered through a lens of pure, unadulterated rage.
There is genuinely never a dull time on this album.
This is one for the dark hours.
“Calling ourselves antifascist by no means takes away the ferocity of this music. Our teeth are just bared in a different direction, and dripping with different blood.”
…beautifully crafted riffs, brutal vocals, and tight, clean recording quality.
I’m a pretty huge fan of the band’s output to date, but this track tops the pile for me.
Witches Forest is a perfect example of someone who was actually showing indigenous musical characteristics.