Thursday, September 8, 2011

Glorior Belli/The Great Southern Darkness/Metal Blade Records/2011 CD Review

Glorior Belli is a band from France that had their 3 song promo for this album reviewed in this zine not too long ago that started out as being more of a raw satanic/luciferian black metal band but have added elements of American style stoner doom as well as blues rock to their sound to create their own style of black metal and this is a review of "The Great Southern Darkness" which was released by Metal Blade Records.

Drums range from slow, mid paced to fast drumming with a good amount of blast beats being thrown in, while the bass playing has a very strong and powerful tone with riffs that combine a lot of different influences from many genres.

Rhythm guitars range from slow, mid paced to fast riffs that  combine their old black metal sound with American style stoner doom and blues rock to create an original sound, while the lead guitars are very bluesy sounding classic rock/early metal guitar leads.

Vocals are mostly grim sounding black metal screams that turn into sludge/doom screams on certain songs with some shouting vocals being thrown in at times as well as some clean singing being used on one song, while the lyrics cover Satanism, Luciferian and Occultism, as for the production it has a very powerful and professional sound and you can hear all of the musical instruments that are presented on the recording.

In my opinion this is a great album from Glorior Belli and while the close minded fans of their earlier stuff might consider this album a sellout I still feel this is a great recording and I if you are looking for something that is different and original sounding, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Secret Ride To Rebellion" "They Call Me Black Devil" "The Science Of Shifting" and "Horns In My Pathway". RECOMMENDED BUY.

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