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Review: Locusta - Locusta

Label: Independent
Year released: 2010
Duration: 47:21
Tracks: 10
Genre: Black/Death

Rating: 3/5

Review online: April 13, 2010
Reviewed by: Christopher Foley
Readers Rating

Rated 3.5/5 (70%) (10 Votes)

This album from Progressive Death/Black Metal band Locusta, stands as an interesting debut, with a fairly decent sound that's certainly a cut above the usual of self-released records. Drawing inspiration from a lot of the extreme side of the metal spectrum and carrying out their task with balls and conviction this is certainly a promising start. Talent-wise these guys have definitely put the practice in with their chosen instruments, utilizing conventions usual of the extreme and delivering on a professional level. Whilst the musicianship is spot on, the songwriting does leave a little to be desired – don't get me wrong it's pretty good but it just doesn't click, having a tendency to go over my head. However there are still some nice riffs and guitar solos and there are a few quality moments reminiscent of early acts such as Death or Atheist. Overall you could give this one a miss and not really lose out. Fans of the genre will no doubt find some good times throughout. With a bigger focus on flow the next time around we could be on to a great record.

Track Listing:
  1. War of Knaves
  2. Mutiny
  3. Death or Devotion
  4. Betrayed by the Sea
  5. 2012
  6. Dusk at the Mausoleum
  7. Into the Tomb
  8. Vlad Tepes
  9. Masters Ethereal
  10. Locusta
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