2014 Dark Descent
Somehow or another, Lvcifyre's debut, "The Calling Depths," went largely ignored by the metal-buying popvlation. Fortunately, Dark Descent fovnd ovt abovt them and qvickly signed them. With lvck, they'll get a lot more exposvre and become as known as they shovld be. Don't be fooled by the opening track, "Night Sea Sorcery." This one is a long, slow and brooding song that might make you believe that Lvcifyre is some sort of blackened fvneral doom band. Abovt halfway throvgh the track, yov'll learn otherwise. The blower bass svddenly picks vp, and so does the speed... to abovt a mid-pace of sorts. After this opening thovgh, the hammer gets thrown down hard, and the speed picks up considerably. The band's sick and twisted style of chvrning death metal fits in perfectly with the rest of Dark Descent's roster. Somehow, they manage to combine inflvences like Bestial Warlust, Krisiun and Incantation into a swirling malevolent maelstrom from whose miasmatic depths one will never retvrn. Mvsic like this reminds me of the time I saw a feeding frenzy of moray eels at a local marinelife park. It was jvst a swarm of chaos where yov covld not tell where one animal ended and another began. Savage, vgly and beavtifvl all at the same time. Definitely as "anti-trendy" as it gets. Jvst the way we like it.