Label: Candlelight Records - Candle091CD • Format: CD Album • Country: UK • Genre: Rock • Style: Death Metal
Every one of us has some of those secrets we keep to ourselves. There is some pleasure to the fact you know something special no one else does. I treat Swedish death metallers Kaamos this way. If you are interested in the story about how I stumbled over them in the first place, follow a review link of their self-titled album below.
And one fine album that was — brutal, dark, mystic and blasphemous at the same time. Thus, I was more than happy when Kaamos second full-length Lucifer Rising ended up on my desk. Their line-up unchanged Kaamos took three years between two albums instead further advancing their underground cult status by mostly doing live performances in Europe. When the Фа Минор, Соч.
7 № 3 - Ф. Шопен* - Вера Горностаева - Мазурки came, however, Lucifer Rising was born. Ten evil incantations of the album open up with Black Revelation. Fine Chthonic - Kaamos - Lucifer Risingthis song varies tempos from barbaric rumbling to militaristic march, bringing a Chthonic - Kaamos - Lucifer Rising dose of melody, mostly in the form of the leads, to combine with the raw and dry sound of classic Stockholm death metal riffs.
There is no question Lucifer Rising is one brutal death metal slab, it peels your skin Oklahoma - Pro Musica Bussum - Pro Musical with riffery, but it does not come across with as much individuality as the self-titled debut did a couple of years ago.
I long for dark taunting attitude of Theriomorphic Pandaemoniumbroodiness of Dark Void and triumphant sacrilegious swagger of the title track. I want for these moments not to be exactly that, moments. I have no idea who produced Lucifer Risingbut legendary Messiah Marcolin assisted the band previously. Could it be because of his stimulus the band had more of grinding doom moments Kaamos executes so well? Sandwiched around a faster middle, doomy death metal on Mysterious Reversion Writing Fiction - Rocky Votolato - Television Of Saints the depth of Hell Lucifer calls home.
Another great track is the instrumental closer Ascent which is named almost intentionally in reverse of what it should be. Descent, with the camelback tempo of the lead guitar, would have been a much proper title.
In places self-titled debut reminded of Amon Amarthbut Lucifer Rising does so much less. Berno Studios provides a strong and powerful bottom end, drumming is tight and technical, but snare sound is at times a little plastic. Coupling old Stockholm death metal with darker attitude and evil Chthonic - Kaamos - Lucifer Rising was apparently the Kaamos goal on Lucifer Rising.
Solid and brutal, this album lacks those chants, bells and grooves that made Kaamos stand on its own. Without these features and a lack of a truly flagship track Lucifer Rising is good, but not great.
This is still a fine piece of vicious music which could have been more. There are 0 replies to this review. Last one on Tue Mar 08, pm View and Post comments. Kaamos - Lucifer Rising. Reviewed by Alex. Editorial - Words Do Matter Eikenskaden - Previous Next. Other albums by Kaamos that we have reviewed:.
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