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Review: Black Crucifixion - Lightless Violent Chaos
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Lightless Violent Chaos

Label: Seance Records
Year released: 2019
Originally released in: 2018
Duration: 38:55
Tracks: 7
Genre: Black Metal

Rating: 4.25/5

Review online: May 14, 2020
Reviewed by: Michel Renaud
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I've been listening to this album for a while and I've found it hard to get away from it. Black Crucifixion play doomy black metal with kind of a late '70s sound that gives it a bit of a groovy prog rock vibe that I find absolutely addictive. The press release mentions Pink Floyd and there's definitely some of that in there. You think « black » and « doom » would stand for dark, aggressive and depressing (among other things), but the band's approach leads more to a chill, relaxing atmosphere that makes for a good listen to kick back and relax while having a beer or ten. It's moody, atmospheric, sometimes majestic and epic and sometimes just down-to-earth band-next-door, so there's enough variety to keep things interesting. Add some vocals right out of first-wave black metal with a hint of Hellhammer and Celtic Frost along with a clean, whisper-like style that gives even more of a mysterious atmosphere to the album and you've got your icing on the cake. Lightless Violent Chaos is a complex album that's an easy listen nonetheless. Very cool.

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