|Review: Lucifer - Lucifer I|
Label: Rise Above Records
Year released: 2015
Genre: Doom Metal
Review online: September 10, 2015
Reviewed by: MetalMike
Lucifer is a German Doom band that rose out of the ashes of a prior band called The Oath. Old-school Doom from the Sabbath/Pentagram school of creepy, psychedelic music is what the band plays replete with fat, fuzzy riffs, mid-paced to slower tempos and plaintive vocals. There are some engaging tracks at the beginning of the debut album Lucifer I like "Abracadabra" and "Purple Pyramid." The guitar tone is great and the riffs dark and powerful. Shortly, though, the album starts to get a bit tedious. The guitars don't deviate from the formula of the opening songs and the vocals become rather monotone. This is a trap a lot of Doom bands fall into, the belief that slow and ominous automatically equals cool and Lucifer definitely gets caught in it a bit. The album does start to pick up toward the end, finishing on a high note with "A Grave for Each One of Us." Lucifer has some good ideas but not quite enough for a whole album. Lucifer I is a tentative first step but there is definitely promise.
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