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Review: Lucifericon - The Occult Waters
The Occult Waters

Label: Independent
Year released: 2012
Duration: 18:07
Tracks: 5
Genre: Death Metal


Review online: January 13, 2013
Reviewed by: Luxi Lahtinen
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Rated 4/5 (80%) (13 Votes)

Featuring current and ex-members of such bands as Destroyer 666, Pentacle, Excision and Malicious Dream, the Dutch quartet Lucifericon (not to be confused with the defunct Swedish Death Metal band Luciferion) makes quite a convincing debut on the 5-track demo (4 songs plus intro), The Occult Waters. Evil, twisted and harmonious Death Metal in the vein of early Morbid Angel and Dissection is what this stuff is and it is enjoyable as hell.

Lucifericon play Death Metal the way I like it best; crispy, dark, evil, heavy and relatively simple, without any instrumental wankery. Most of the time, Lucifericon keeps the tempo mid-paced, with moody riffs and minimal rhythm changes. They occasionally test the speed limit without going totally over-the-top. The song "The Temple of Luciferion" is nearly 100% Morbid Angel worship and there's some serious Dissection worship going on in "Moon Over Fading Statues." Of course, a comparison to these names is never a bad thing.

Dedicating everything to old school Death Metal has once again proved to be a successful recipe. Lucifericon sail firmly on their occult waters and undoubtedly this ship isn't meant to be sunk. Keep your eyes on Lucifericon, chances are these darkened Death Metal warriors will your shores, next, maybe sooner than you expect.

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