November 30, 2021

Angelcorpse - Of Lucifer & Lightning (2007)

Country: U.S.A.
Genre: Death Metal
Style: Blackened Death Metal
Label Number: OPCD 2194

© 2007 Osmose Productions
Judging from their name alone, there should be confusion as to what style of music Angel Corpse specialize in. But if you're still searching for answers, just take a gander at the album title and cover art of their 2007 release, Of Lucifer & Lightning (with a cover illustration depicting what appears to be Beelzebub eating an upside-down Jesus Christ, with Armageddon going on in the background). Yep, black metal/death metal is the name of the game here -- gobs of it. Indecipherable vocals, metronome-gone-mad drumming, rubbery riffs, and spine-tingling guitar solos abound -- a recipe that has been adopted by countless similarly styled extreme metal bands since the 1980s. But if straight-ahead, no-frills death metal is what you're looking for, such rapid-fire tracks as "Antichrist Vanguard" and "Henexsabbat" should leave you writhing in delight.

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