|Review: Lightning Swords of Death - The Extra Dimensional Wound|
|The Extra Dimensional Wound|
Label: Metal Blade Records
Year released: 2010
Genre: Black Metal
Review online: August 9, 2010
Reviewed by: Michel Renaud
for:The Extra Dimensional Wound
That's one weird band name alright. Nothing particularly original here – Lightning Swords of Death deliver some blasting, raw Black Metal in a style that's been done many times by Scandinavian bands (and others.) Thankfully they didn't fall into the trap of incessant blast beats, rather keeping them to a minimum and using them where needed, to good effect. The vocals are the expected rasps and screeches – again no surprise, though it should be said that the vocalist does a great job no matter the style used and matches the music like a glove.
The album is mostly fast (or really fast)-paced, the drums leading the charge with the blazing guitars in tow. There are some calmer, slow passages that break the frenzy from time to time, changing the focus to a dark, torturous style before returning to the speed fest. While The Extra Dimensional Wound won't win awards for originality, Lightning Swords of Death show here that they can share the stage with the bigger names in the genre.
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