Friday, September 23, 2011

Livarkahil/Signs Of Decay/Listenable Records/2011 CD Review

Livarkahil are a band from France that plays a very blackened form of death metal and this is a review of their 2011 album "Signs Of Decay" which was released by Listenable Records.

Drums range from slow, mid paced to fast drumming with a lot of brutal sounding blast beats being thrown in, while the bass playing has a very dark tone with riffs that follow the riffing that is coming out of the guitars.

Rhythm guitars range from slow, mid paced to fast blackened death metal riffing that is very technical at times and has somewhat a metalcore element in the riffing, while the lead guitars are very technical and melodic sounding death metal guitar solos and leads, as for the acoustic guitars when they are utilized briefly they use finger picking to bring a middle eastern feeling to the music.

Vocals are mostly deep death metal growls, with some clean singing and hardcore style shouts as well as some spoken word parts, while the lyrics cover occultism, anti Christianity and hateful topics, as for the production it has a very powerful, heavy and professional sound to it.

In my opinion Livarkahil are a very good blackened death metal band with a metalcore edge and if you are a fan of this style, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "When Hell Is Near" "Art Of Bleeding" "Above All Hatred" and "Heaven Shall Fall". RECOMMENDED BUY.


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