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MP3 Livercage - Lord Of The Bastard

Dark experimental black metal with a realm of electronic influence.

15 MP3 Songs
METAL/PUNK: Black Metal, METAL/PUNK: Industrial Metal

Written by Muloc7253 on May 28th, 2008

After being graced with the disturbing, disease-ridden ''Impaled and Forgotten'' I was pretty sure that Livercage had reached their peak and couldn''t get any better. So of course, I was not expecting that three albums later they''d still be pushing this misanthropic, post-apocalyptical nuclear hell upon us.

For those not familiar (there are too many damn it, this is a REALLY good band!) Livercage vary from album to album, but tend to play their own brand of black metal influenced some by industrial and noise and a little less by death metal, with other influences coming in at the most bizarre of times. Their skill, or at least on the albums I''ve heard, comes from the fact that they can create fantastically atmospheric soundscapes whilst retaining a hard, riff-centered extreme metal style. Nearly everything is mid-paced, there are no speedy blast sections, and it all just works together so perfectly.

Although the quality of ''Lord of the Bastard'' isn''t really upped a great deal, simply due to how spectacular ''Impaled and Forgotten'' is, the band have still managed to exceed themselves, especially in the atmospheric section. This is just really brilliant stuff. The riffs drone on (but not necessarily slowly) all distorted and fucked up, with demeted vocals cackling about the bizarrest of subjects over the top. The result is the feel of a post-armageddon world destroyed by mass amounts of nuclear waste and ruled the sick creatures that have somehow formed from the messed up bacteria of this twisted future world. All this without any lyrics that truly reflect it, it just goes to show how well composed this album is.

Of course, the lyrics (or at least the song titles) are as seemingly none-sensical as ever, bringing to mind fantasies guaranteed to make all metalheads perk up with glee, from damn cool (''Insect of the North Gate'') to the downright weird (''Ultimate Dwarf Ale''). Speaking of weird, going back to the music, ''Tree and the Nebular'' sticks out like a sore tentacle, disgarding the distorted future black metal sound for an almost seven minute futuristic folk song comprosied of one spoken voice, a few occasional shrieks, a simple one-stringed guitarline and some bass. Damn this is a demented album, but it''s so damn great. Highly, highly recommended.

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