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Review: Lucifer's Chalice - The Pact
Lucifer's Chalice
The Pact

Label: Shadow Kingdom Records
Year released: 2017
Duration: 36:24
Tracks: 4
Genre: Heavy Metal


Review online: December 26, 2017
Reviewed by: MetalMike
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Rated 3.73/5 (74.55%) (11 Votes)

With a name like Lucifer's Chalice I was expecting some old-school Doom from this UK quartet and while there's a definite air of the macabre and occult sound that originated in the 70s, musically we're talking more of a NWOBHM-inspired sound. The tempos are generally mid-paced with twin guitars and galloping rhythm section. Their debut release is called The Pact which at 4 songs, 36+ minutes lies somewhere between EP and LP. The lyrics deal with witches, the devil and general creepiness but the vocal lines are some of the dullest I've ever heard. They simply follow the songs' melody so slavishly, they make Ozzy sound like Dio. That really takes a lot away from the riffs, which are pretty good. I wanted The Pact to be cooler and it should have been, but it shows Lucifer's Chalice has some work to do.

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