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Review: Magister Templi - Lucifer Leviathan Logos
Magister Templi
Lucifer Leviathan Logos

Label: Cruz Del Sur Music
Year released: 2013
Duration: 37:08
Tracks: 7
Genre: Heavy/Doom

Rating: 3.5/5

Review online: July 17, 2013
Reviewed by: MetalMike
Readers Rating
Lucifer Leviathan Logos

Rated 4.18/5 (83.64%) (11 Votes)

Magister Templi have a sound that hearkens back to the late 70s/early 80s proto-Metal that gave rise to what we know as Traditional and the NWOBHM. Their vibe, if not their sound, is akin to Jess and the Ancient Ones and Year of the Goat. The vocals are clean and soaked with echo. The guitars have an organic buzz and that, combined with the generally slow tempos of the songs on their debut, Lucifer Leviathan Logos, reminds of me of Witchfinder General's NWHOBH/Doom hybrid sound. Some of the "occult" bands of the 70s, like Uriah Heep and Pentagram, can also be heard, along with just a hint of The Doors' psychedelic sound.

Even though I've compared Magister Templi to a fair number of other bands, they are surprisingly unique and for that I give them a lot of credit. On the other hand, nothing on Lucifer Leviathan Logos really did anything for me and none of the songs stuck in my head for very long. If, however, you are one of those fans whose tastes run to the unusual, I would recommend you check out Magister Templi.

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