Lord Of Pagathan are a band from Finland that plays a very raw and blasphemous form of black metal and this is a review of their 2014 album "Nekros Phillia" which will be released on Halloween by Woodcut Records.
Wind and thunder sounds start off the album along with some acoustic guitars, nature sounds and demonic chanting and after the intro the music goes into more of a fast raw black metal direction that also bring s in blast beats and high pitched screams as well as a good mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
Dark sounding melodies can be heard quite a bit throughout the recording along with some whispers being added into the music at times and the band also brings back acoustic guitars in certain sections of the album and all of the songs are divided into chapter and have as many as 2 or 3 different parts being added almost every track.
All of the songs have a 90's style of black metal to them as well as going back to the old school Finnish sound and as the album progresses there are a few intros added onto the recording that gives the music more of a ritualistic feeling while the main focus remains on a very raw and true style of black metal along with a few tracks that are very long and epic in length.
Lord Of Pagathan plays a very true style of old school Finnish black metal with their music, bringing in a 90's style of the genre and also making it more diverse and ritualistic while also having a very raw approach, the production sound s very dark, raw and heavy while the lyrics cover dark, blasphemous and occult themes while also having a concept relating to them.
In my opinion Lord of Pagathan are a very great sounding raw and blasphemous black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Chapter. 1 -Part I -"The Asylum Gates" Part II "The Path leads Astray" "Chapter III Part I "Buried Secrets" Part II "Sinister Sister Inn" and "Chapter VI "Pt. I "Full Moon Necrophillia" Pt II "Ritual'. 8 out of 10.