King Antichrist. Lord Ahriman. Dark Funeral. Attera Totus Sanctus. Atrum Regina. Angel Flesh Impaled. Feed on the Mortals. Final Ritual. King Antichrist Lord Ahriman. Spotify Amazon. Veteran German thrash metal band Kreator knows exactly how to kill hopeful vibes.
Are humans the culprit? Food for thought. The music video is definitely unique. With direct and pointed lyrics, the music and vocals match the raw and totally savage spirit. No holiness to be found here in the least. Crusade LP by Incendiary. The lyrics are certainly blasphemous, devilish, and pretty straightforward:. The sun shall turn to darkness, And the moon into blood. Before the great and terrible day When my judgment comes. Angel flesh impaled, it is so beautiful.
Feathers falling down, over the bloodstained ground. The painful angels scream, sweet music to my ears. It's like a dream, Trucido Christianese. Now the angels attacked with full force, But their front, were slain with no remorse. I strike upon them with all my hate, Soon they all know it is too late.
Realize they all will die, When my archers hatred are covering the sky. With the ancients by our side, Without fear of god his army we stride.
If only the angels could tell, The pain that they felt, when I released the flames of hell. It's like a dream, Trucido Christianize. The sun will never rise, darkness will rule supreme. Our rightful throne reclaimed, years from this day.
The coming of our lord, soon again he'll walk the earth. It is like a dream, Trucido Christianize. In the hunt for fresh blood I fly through the night sky, Carried by the winds and everywhere I go, Death will follow. Eternal bloodlust, a soul condemned by god Cursed to live forever entire and intact.
To forever walk the path of loneliness, And the only shelter provided by shadows. Provided by shadows. With me comes horror, With me comes death. With me comes pain, A soul that never rest. How I want peace, Grant me the eternal sleep. To stay in my grave, To the end of days. Please let me rot, This nightmare must stop. Enter my kingdom, a dreamland of hate, Here is so cold.
Always surrounded by death never see, the rise of dawn. Only the light of the moon, to feed on the mortals, Forever I'm doomed. I'm the king of nocturnal, Never rest in a tomb.
Eternal bloodlust, a soul condemned by god Cursed to live forever I am immortal. Shelter of shadows. Final Ritual [Music by Lord Ahriman. Cold and starving in the dark. Moment by moment I am drifting closer, To the land of the dead. An incessant noise echoes in my skull, It twines and vibrates down my spine.
Fanning out to the raw endings of my nerves. The noise grows louder, its source looming closer In a tightening spiral. This album meets the expectations, but doesn't exceed them. This is one of the best that Sweden's own Dark Funeral has to offer, and they really have poured their black hearts into it.
Repetition kills this piece, without a doubt, but it happens so often that you can get used to it, to a certain level that is. Now, about that repetition: the instruments are very repetitive, flutter picking technique sounds like the only guitar skill Lord Ahriman and Chaq Mol even know. Sure, a couple of power chords here, some single string tremolos there, but no solos?
This is quite unsatisfying to say the least. Flutter picking was the main benefactor of the repetition flaw, in every song you'll hear flutters, and not one solo. Of course the guitarists are skilled, and you know they have potential, but they need to expand their horizons if they ever want to break the chain of repetition. EMC's lyrics are well-played but not unique.
Like any other satanic black metal artist, there's always a song or two about religion and how much god sucks. EMC exceeded that expectation and wrote at least five to six songs about anit-christianity, an example of this would be "Godhate". If it's not about religion, it's about fucking a concubine and making her drink his cum ie. Honestly, the song sounds good in terms of instrumentals, but other than that he should really keep his raging boner to himself.
He really needs to think outside the box a little and write about something else other than religion and concubines, if he does that then less repetition and more unique material. Songs like " Voices Inside", "Feed on the Mortals" and "Angel Flesh Impaled" are fantastic because they separate themselves from the anti-christ themes for a bit. Call me a christian which I'm not by the way but I think singing over and over again about how much EMC hates christianity and god kind of gets old after a while.
What more can I say, the album was a bit of a downer because we knew what to expect from these guys, however I liked the album because it still brings back the old second wave of black metal vibe, which grows pretty strong by today's standards. The guitars need to change so more power chords and less fluttering, and EMC needs to stop writing about his sexual fantasies, this is black metal, not an erotic novel.
I recommend this album, I bought it and all I can say is money well spent. Buy this album, even if you don't like Dark Funeral's stuff, because this album will help you to start liking them. This is frankly kind of disappointing even though it's Dark Funeral pretty much doing the same thing they've always done. Articulating why this is so weak compared to 'Diabolis Interium' is essentially impossible; it comes down to things as simple but as abstract as the riffs just not being as good, the production leaving the guitars too far behind the perpetual double bass waterfall, the song structures and rhythms being too predictable for their own good, etc.
It's not at all unlistenable, but none of the material on 'Attera Totus Sanctus' is as catchy or memorable as earlier Dark Funeral releases, which sucks because Dark Funeral is at its core a band founded on making catchy, infectious black metal songs. Who know Dark Funeral could be so Dark Funeral's style of blast and tremolo-heavy black metal is still intact, but it seems to be done in an incredibly boring way.
I mean, this has a couple decent moments; the first two tracks are probably the strongest, and ' Voices Inside''s chorus is probably the catchiest point on the album and likely the only one that will stick with you after the CD is back in its case.
All the songs feel very drawn out and overlong, padded with more riff repetitions rather than actual, you know, new riffs. I don't know, this album just comes across as lazy and derivative, which is really saying something given Dark Funeral's previous workplace ethos of 'play a riff on the third fret and then play it on the sixth fret'.
Something has clearly gone awry. This is in no way unlistenable or really egregiously bad, but it is disappointing and a weak entry in Dark Funeral's catalog. If you have to get one, grab one of the previous three albums instead of this; yeah, the cover art has an orange satan on it but it's just not the same, damnit!
I never got why Dark Funeral gets such great acclaim around the world. They are the most criminally overrated band in black metal today. This is the epitome of the word cliche if there ever was one. Everything this band has done has most definitely been done before. Be it the lyrical content or the music itself, it all comes off as being a parody of what the black metal scene really is.
I have yet to see one hint of originality come from this band. Despite going against my better judgment, I tried giving this band many a chance. Every time my contempt for this band just grew more and more. There appear to be no redeeming qualities to this Emperor Magus Caligula's vocals seem to get worse and worse as the years go on; this release is no exception. He has a horrible scream that can only be described as a blood-curdling scream of a male rape victim.
It is just unspectacular compared to many other black metal vocalists. It does not help that the vocals are in the forefront of the mix in every song. It is especially horrible when he tries to double-layer his vocals as it just shows how incompetent he truly is at trying to throw diversity into his screams.
Another thing that is wrong is the lyrics. They are overly cliched lyrics about none other than Satan. In every song, it seems like EMC goes out of his way to make a reference to "Satan", or "Leviathan", or [insert other meaningless Satanic name].
Since others have printed lyrics on previous reviews, I think you can get an idea of the backwards nature the lyrics have there. An example is the reference to "Godhate", if I'm not mistaken, in a previous review. That alone should prove how shallow and pointless the lyric-writing is in this band. As another fellow reviewer said, this band just comes off like a joke band due to the abysmal lyric-writing put forth. Kudos to those who can take this band seriously.
I suppose there are people who like cliches and nothing more, after all. The guitars on this album have a powerfully weak tone as well. It lacks any punch whatsoever. The tone is light as air, causing the guitars to be suffocated by the loud vocals and incessant blasting of the drums.
They do not offer anything new or innovative to the black metal world. Calling the riffs generic is putting it lightly. It seems like they copied and pasted various Swedish black metal bands together and called it their own creation. They just seem to infinitely chug on and on until the song ends, making them extremely forgettable.
Hell, I can barely remember the previous song I listened to once the next song starts. It's just a plethora of useless and forgettable riffs. The bass does absolutely nothing as well. It just mixes in with the guitars to the point that is is more or less inaudible. What's the point of having a bass if it's gonna be mixed out of the final recording? The drums are probably the most annoying I have heard.
They blast into infinity. It seems like all he wants to show off is the speed he has. That does not matter, good sir, unless you have technicality and more importantly the ability to keep time, which he appears to have none. 19 rows · Apr 22, · Another solid sounding reissue. DR11 dB dB 01 /5().