Thursday, August 2, 2007

Thou Art Lord - Orgia Deamonicum

Band: Thou Art Lord
Album: Orgia Daemonicum
Genre: Black Metal
Country of Origin: Greece
Year: 2005

Track Listing:
  1. Possesed / The Legion
  2. Hecate Unveiled
  3. An Apparition Of Vengeance
  4. He, the Great Worm
  5. The Gnostic Code
  6. The Royal Invocation Of Apophis
  7. Orgia Deamonicum
  8. Necromantic
  9. Satanic Aphorisms
  10. Onslaught (Power from Hell)
Thou Art Lord is a Hellenic Black Metal supergroup, consisting of two Rotting Christ members and a Necromantia member and their fourth album, Orgia Deamonicum, has the best album cover ever (and the music is good too). TAL play straight forward Black Metal with no frills, pointless special effects, keyboards or pretentions. Their music is very ritualistic in nature, often playing at a medium or moderatly speedy tempo. Every single note sounds as if it was carefully chosen, forming amazing riffs and making the otherwise very simple music seem profound and the leads are absolutely brilliant. The production is good by Black Metal standards, with a nice and crunchy guitar sound, sometimes audible bass and perfect positioning of the (vary well played) drums. The vocals are very unique, some of the coolest in Black Metal. They're spit out in a ritualistic manner, working perfectly alongside the instruments and occassional changes in harsh vocals and narrations make every song all the more interesting. Orgia Deamonicum is a masterpiece, on par with other Hellenic bands like Rotting Christ, Varathron, Order of the Ebon Hand and Necromantia.

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