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The Black Curse
Lord Belial has been a band of many ups and downs for me. Some albums have been good, some great and others just downright awful. Their latest release "The Black Curse" just didn't do anything for me. The production on the album is about the only bright spot for this release.
The songs are very pedantic and repetitive, with hardly any structure to them at all. The vocals are sometimes on point but the majority of the songs have unintelligible screeching and growling. Most of what you would expect from a black metal album.
Steer clear of this unless you just need some metal.
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