Now this is a release many of you black metal fans will like! From Switzerland we got a black metal act that focuses heavily on the ritualistic and occult world of the genre. Much like acts like Ondskapt and Funeral Mist have become famous for. The five-man band were formed in 2013 and have already shared the stage with two bands I really like, Svart Crown (I reviewed their latest album not too long ago) and Dark Funeral. This was before the bands full-length debut, Descensŭs Spīrĭtŭs, was even released. Safe to say they’re quick to build hype around them and been able to perform well on some big stages already.
The six tracks on Descensŭs Spīrĭtŭs are named I, II-III, IV, V, VI, VII as if it were seven verses. I really like this idea, it isn’t something unique or new but it’s something that’s not done really often and adds a lot of mysticism to the black metal arts. Thus it is meant to experience this album as a whole in order to truly get what Lvx Hæresis is about. It’s like hearing a ritual being performed and it leaves you this eerie feeling not too far from how Miserist did with their release.
I personally think this type of black metal is awesome. I need to be in the right mood for it but when I am I get completely caught in the darkness that wants to take over me. Lvx Hæresis will definitely be a band to look out for and their debut is one of the better black metal releases so far this year. Descensŭs Spīrĭtŭs is a debut for the truly wicked. Descensŭs Spīrĭtŭs is out now from Atavism Records.
Label: Atavism Records
For fans of: Funeral Mist and Ondskapt
Favorite song: V