Panzerfaust's The Lucifer Principle explores with abandon the demented apparatus of the human condition and its drive towards death, self-destruction, and its return to the inorganic. A knife-edge narrative on the eternal reoccurrence of evil and its wellspring of violence, The Lucifer Principle lays the rotting foundation and unwelcoming sound that perches upon the rigor mortis of the dead that the album depicts. The underlying theme invokes man's desire to destroy his fellow man, and how that project may never be exhausted so long as there is a piece of Eden to divide.
Like Albert Camus described in La Peste in his analogy of the rats, "...For the plague neither dies nor disappears. It can lie dormant for years and years, in furniture and in linen chests. Biding its time in bedrooms, in cellars, in trunks...And the day will come when, to the bane and enlightenment of man, the plague will rouse its rats and send them forth to die again in the streets of the free."
In a nutshell is an unmissable masterpiece.
The Lucifer Principle was released on December 19 2016 through Avantgarde Music.
Text by Herjann