Sep 30, 2018

Archgoat (2018) The Luciferian Crown 'Review'

Band: Archgoat
Country of Origin: Finland
Genre: Death / Black Metal
Type: Full Length
Format: CD Digipak
Length Approx.: 35:00 min.
Release Date09-21-2018
Release Label: Debemur Morti Productions

IR Classification: Good (3.5 / 5)

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Full of dark rites and devilish conjures.

Regardless that Archgoat emerged since 1989 it's very clear that they doesn't belong to the now known Second Wave of Black Metal lead by the Norwegian and Swedish Black metal scene, rather they remained true, to their sound is very influenced by the Brazilians Sarcofago and its raw black metal and the Canadian band Blasphemy and its infernal black metal, Archgoat adhered to it with a darker ambience and deeper tone, from a raging slow riff up to reach an explosive and chaotic riff, always with their transgressive and extreme lyrics.

"The Luciferian Crown" represents Archgoat’s fourth full length effort until today's date, this is due to the fact that they got split in 1993, just before the release of what would supposed to be their album debut entitled, "Angelslaying Black Fucking Metal" which didn't saw the street light at that time, it would be up to 2005 when was released as an EP format for the Finnish, Hammer of Hate Records a year after Archgoat got together again.

“The Luciferian Crown" is full of dark rites and devilish conjures, inspired by the hellish forces, the first track a twenty second intro and its tenebrous growls in the background bell chimes is enough warning to tell you where are you going to enter, right away comes "Jesus Christ Father of Lies" which sounds raw and brutal due to the fast pace they forged in hell, "Messiah of Pigs" with a horrific pigs squealing intro the track kicks off a hammered riff and blasting drums everything is set for those unsettling growls, another outstanding track is "Star of Darkness and Abyss" it sounds malevolent and aggressive the drum work is relentless with a bloody fast pace assault by merciless guitar riff, all this embraced by a bright and ominous keyboard, "The Obsidian Flame (From my Depths)" goes more slower and catchy, "The Luciferian Crown (Venom of God)" tears down everything around, its sound has an approach to what some call war metal, "I am Lucifer's Temple" powerful doom vibe very well structured track with a murky feeling, which appeals to the darker feelings.

Archgoat’s new album doesn't refrain the blasphemies at all, as a storm they come to destroy and leave nothing behind, many will call it Infernal black metal, others War black metal and few one’s Bestial black metal. You can call it whatever you want, but at least you must have to experience this band once in your life.

Stay True… Stay Metal… Stay Brutal…

Track List:

01. Intrantation │ 02. Jesus Christ Father of Lies │ 03. Jezebels Black Mass Orgy │ 04. Messiah of Pigs │ 05. Darkness Has Returned │ 06. Sorcery and Doom │ 07. Star of Darkness and Abyss │ 08. The Obsidian Flame (From My Depths) │ 09. The Luciferian Crown (Venom of God) │ 10. I Am Lucifer's Temple

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