Blackened thrash, classic metal and the occult, oh yes!
UK metallers Inconcessus Lux Lucis deliver a damn fun listen with 'The Crowning Quietus', a blackened thrash ride that peppers you with traditional metal solos, thrash riffs and black metal chills. If you took mid-career Mayhem and put it into a blender with Motorhead and Exodus, this is the result you'll end up with. While the blackened elements are present, it's clear that the band members sharpened their teeth on thrash and traditional metal. The way they blend the three together is just impressively done and provides some catchy, evil sounding music throughout. The lyrics tend to lean toward the occult and are the perfect companion to the music that the band constructs. I've found myself returning to this album several times after subsequent listens and getting sucked in and reveling in the splendor of the catchiness and quality. If you like your metal melodic, fast and evil, fall in to 'The Crowning Quietus' and bask in the darkness.