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Review: Angel Corpse - Of Lucifer And Lightning
Angel Corpse
Of Lucifer And Lightning

Label: Osmose Productions
Year released: 2007
Duration: 36:16
Tracks: 9
Genre: Death Metal

Rating: 4/5

Review online: May 21, 2007
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
Readers Rating
Of Lucifer And Lightning

Rated 3.68/5 (73.64%) (22 Votes)

Hard to believe it's been eight years since Angel Corpse (who seem to be 'Angelcorpse' now) released The Inexorable and then vanished into the wasteland of 'split-up' bands. I never thought we'd hear anything else from them, but lo, here we are with the much-anticipated fourth album we never thought we'd get. The amazing thing is not just that the album is here at all, but that it was actually worth waiting for.

The first thing that I thought when I fired this up was 'Holy fuck! This actually sounds like Angel Corpse!' I mean I was expecting a bunch of crap like Tempo Of The Damned – a band past their prime trying to make few bucks by coasting on their name – but Angel Corpse are still the real deal. The production, the riffs, the songwriting – it all sounds just like an AC album is supposed to sound. I lived in dread of some fucking ProTools mashed abomination that would make them sound like every other damned Death Metal band out there, but no. Angel Corpse actually produced an album that not only sounds like it was recorded the year after Inexorable, it sounds just as good.

Songwriting-wise I don't think this quite equals Hammer Of Gods, but an album as good as The Inexorable in that same rough, evil, chaotic style sounds pretty damned good to me. Here's to the guys in Angel Corpse for remembering what their fans wanted in the first place and giving it to them with both fucking hands on the ax-handle.

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