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Review: Lust - Genesis Of A Satanic Race
Genesis Of A Satanic Race

Label: Decius Productions
Year released: 2005
Duration: 44:27
Tracks: 11
Genre: Black Metal

Rating: 1/5

Review online: June 27, 2005
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
Readers Rating
Genesis Of A Satanic Race

Rated 2.75/5 (55%) (8 Votes)

Oh man, am I going to get crap for this one. Well, here it is, I finally got to hear the work of this semi-legendary kvlt band, about whom I have heard so much. "Genesis…" is the third full-length for this one-man Canadian band, and holy shit it sucks.

Now I am no prissy metal fan. I like Mutiilation and Halstatt, and I have Ritual's all-but-impossible-to-find "Chapter 666", so I do like my Black Metal raw and underground, and I have enough breadth of knowledge in the genre that I think most people would not seriously argue that I don't know what I'm talking about. So tell me, please, what is up with this crap that I just don't get? On first listen I thought the music was interesting, and at least it sounded different, but the vocals….errr, well. But on further spins I found I could not keep from laughing at this stuff, and I am forced to conclude that Lust are one of those The-Emperor-Is-Naked kind of bands, where no one will just come out and say they are awful for fear of being branded 'untr00'. Well, throw me in the loony bin, guys, because I think this album is the worst one I have heard all year.

The music, as it is, is very chaotic, lurching around with no structure at all. Some of the riffs and leads are cool, but the whole has no cohesion and just sounds like a mess. The first time you hear it you think "Oh, some new and odd style that I will have to get used to." The fifth time you just think "man, this is crap." And then there are the vocals, holy fuck I have not heard falsetto warbling this bad since Divina Enema. This guy does not shriek, or growl, or rasp, he hoots, or maybe you'd call it peeping. It literally sounds like a cat in heat was wandering around out behind the studio while they were recording, and the drum mike picked up the noises. Lest you think I'm exaggerating, my cat actually began to search for the injured cat while I was playing the album. Every time the vocalist would warble, she would meow back and look around, trying to see where the noise was coming from. I almost died laughing.

I was psyched for this album, but it turned out to be a major disappointment in every way except the comedic, and if you want a really good laugh at how silly Black Metal can be, then rush right out and get this album. Satan wept.

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