United Kingdom's Lvcifyre has returned with a new recording which continues the blackened death metal style of previous releases and this is a review of their 2021 album "The Broken Seal" which will be released in September as a joint effort between Dark Descent Records and Norma Evangelium Diaboli.
A very dark yet ritualistic sound starts off the album before going into a very fast and brutal direction which also adds in a great amount of blast beats. Vocals are mostly death metal growls along with black metal screams also being utilized at times and the solos and leads are done in a very chaotic style.
The songs also add in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while all of the musical instruments also have a very powerful sound to them. Tremolo picking is also added into a lot of the faster riffing along with some ritualistic soundscapes also making a return on some of the later tracks as well as a later song also adding in a small amount of chants and as the album progresses a brief use of clean playing can also be heard.
On this recording Lvcifyre remains true to the blackened style of death metal from previous releases. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Occultism, Left hand Path themes and the haunted recesses of the mortal mind.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Lvcifyre and if you are a fan of blackened death metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Tribe Of Khem" "The Broken Seal" "The First Archon" and "Black mass". 8 out of 10.