Chuck Schuldiner Project

Monday, September 8, 2014

Abigor-Leytmotif Luzifer

Apocalyptic black metal from the crypt, this is the kind of thing that makes my hair stand up on end and gives me the desire to rage on. Abigor have created just this sort of hateful sound that is filled with all sorts of distinct twists and turns, screeching forward and then suddenly slowing down for a terrifying change of direction. Atonal solos and unholy vocals seem to prove that Leytmotif Luzifer is more than just a black metal record, but the kind of album that can come out and make a lasting impact on the listener with a sound that is as twisted as it is dark.

The contrast between fast and slow is a big part of this record. But so are the powerful atmospherics which in songs like Stasis are reminiscent of Bathory. Feel the blasts as they surge across your flesh and start to try to handle the inhuman magic of this album. Leytmotif Luzifer is not an album to be taken lightly, there is so much exciting madness to be had. With every spin I discover new layers to the madness, there is a sort of beautiful method behind the otherworldly chaos found on Leytmotif Luzifer it speaks to the genius of the men behind this record, that they could create something that so finely skirts on the edge of oblivion. Abigor are creating black metal that will tear apart your soul.

So, as you start to feel the vibes of the kind of band who appreciate the glorious destructive power of black metal and bring it to the max, take a step back and wonder. What truly drives the fire behind Leytmotif Luzifer? I'm still not quite sure, but I can say this, for fans of trve Scandinavian black metal, this might just be one of the best albums of the year. Midway between Bathory and Darkthrone, Abigor are crafting something exciting, and it's awesome that they're back in business. Let the evil sounds of this album wash over you, and prepare yourself for the rituals to come.

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