Inconcessus Lux Lucis – The Crowning Quietus (Review)

Inconcessus Lux LucisHailing from the UK, this is the second album from black metallers Inconcessus Lux Lucis.

I love a bit of occult black metal, and Inconcessus Lux Lucis’ material hits the spot nicely. Here’s a band that draw in some heavy and thrash metal influences into their blackened sound, and seem extra-blessed by the dark powers because of this.

Fuellled by a love of classic metal and ripping thrash, this is nonetheless a hateful blackened assault of dark, occult magicks and evil, corrupt atmosphere. The songs on this release are potent and energetic, taking the confident swagger of heavy metal and the riotous aggression of raw thrash, and swamping both in a blackened cloak of occult darkness.

The songs that Inconcessus Lux Lucis produce contain more than enough of their own personality to warrant their own existence. Although they clearly pay their debt to those that went before them, the band also forge ahead with their own path, not content to merely ape their heroes.

There are some absolutely storming riffs and arrangements on this release, and I love the wandering bass that seems to appear now and again and enhance everything all to Hell. This is a band that know how to write a good song.

Imagine a band like Mayhem, only with more classic metal and thrash influences. Then, give the resulting music a certain addictive quality, and you’ll have a good idea of the type infectious malevolence that Inconcessus Lux Lucis have unleashed.

Top riffs, top songs, top attitude. The music on this album has a grim, dark charm all of its own. As such, The Crowning Quietus is worthy of your time.

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