The band's style is raw melodic black metal, but the band is committed mainly to occult black metal, or rather I should say Luciferian black metal. In fact, the whole album is a mass and each song is a hymn to Lucifer, who should not be seen as the counterpart of Jesus, though; besides, all the lyrics are in Latin, which renders the liturgical atmosphere of this mass even better. In general, the album is very harsh and abrasive, not least for the raw, and biting sound of the guitar, but I think that there is also a certain melodiousness, as mentioned above. There is definitely a big deal of variation; some tracks, like “Vangelo” and “Credo”, just to mention a couple of examples, display a definitely wide soundscape, and in fact the band often varies between screaming and clean vocals. If I had to find a flaw in this album, it could be exactly the clean vocals that sometimes sound a bit too much for being occult and not depressive bblack metal, and certainly they lack strength.
Verbum Luciferi, however, is definitely a good effort and deserves attention and respect, maybe not an original album but for sure a good album.
Verbum Luciferi was released on February 17 2017 on Nigredo Records as digipack CD in 500 hand-numbered copies.
1. Verbum Luciferi
2. Infamia in Excelsis
Frozen: Drums, Guitars
Baram: Choirs & Clean Vocals
Text by Herjann