Inconcessus Lux Lucis – Disintegration: Psalms of Veneration for the Nefarious Elite

 

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Nomos Dei Productions

9/10

Review by Susanne Sinmara

Every now and then an album comes along by a band I’ve never heard of, and the music is very convincing, to say the least. Coming from Manchester, UK, and formerly known as Whorethorn, they have undergone a much needed transformation in 2009 and changed their name to INCONCESSUS LUX LUCIS and now play ‘Saturnian Black Magic’ Black Metal. In fact, they don’t sound anything like Whorethorn anymore.

Clocking in at almost 60 minutes and 9 songs, the production on Disintegration: Psalms of Veneration for the Nefarious Elite is a lot meatier and heavier, gone are the tinny guitars and bad drum computers. The guitar riffs really stick, despite having some quite disharmonic bits in them (Severed From Sephiroth – check out that riff!) The songwriting is varied and it’s one of those albums that opens up the more you listen to it. Witch Of The Forge even starts off with a great rock riff, before descending into fast breaks. Great artwork too. Fans of Acherontas, Cult Of Fire etc will lap this one up.

Disintegration: Psalms … is a good point in case that the UK Black Metal scene is truly on best form at the moment.

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