Diabolus Amator are a band from Texas that plays a very raw and satanic form of black metal and this is a review of their 2016 album "Despotic Conjuring Of The Soulless" which was released by Luciferic Truimph Records.
A very dark soundscape starts off the album before going into a heavier direction and also introducing high pitched black metal screams onto the recording and when the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can be heard and there are also some growling vocals being added into some parts of the songs.
A great amount of tremolo picking can be heard in the faster sections of the songs and some of the riffs also bring in a small amount of melodies and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and they also bring in a brief ambient instrumental track before returning back to a black metal direction on the remaining songs while also bringing in a small amount of melodic guitar leads while other track also brings in a brief use of clean playing and thunder and rain sounds and there is also a brief use of spoken word parts and they close the album with a cover of Inquisition's "Desolate Funeral Chant".
Diabolus Amator plays a style of black metal that is very dark, raw and satanic while also having its melodic moments, the production sounds very dark and r aw while the lyrics cover Satanism, Luciferian, Occult and Anti Christian themes.
In my opinion Diabolus Amator are a very great sounding raw and satanic black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Pregnant Virgin Whore" "Invocation Of the Abyssic Dragon" and "Glory Unto Lucifer". 8 out of 10.