Lustravi are a band from Florida that plays a ceremonial form of black metal and this is a review of their 2016 album "Cult of the Blackened Veil" which was released by Obscure Musick.
Ritualistic sounds along with some choir vocals start off the album and after the intro the music goes into a heavier direction along with some high pitched black metal screams and when the music speeds up it goes for more of a raw and old school style of the genre along with a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats.
Throughout the recording there is a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and some of the riffs also bring in a decent amount of melody and at times the vocals get deep and when solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very dark and melodic fashion and some riffs also bring in a touch of death metal.
As the album progresses they also bring in another ritualistic interlude before returning back to a heavier direction and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and a later track also brings in a touch of doom and there is also a brief use of classical guitars on a later song and the bonus track is very long and epic in length and closes with a piano.
Lustravi plays a style of black metal that is very raw and can also be very ritualistic at times creating a musical style they call 'ceremonial black metal, the production sounds very powerful will the lyrics cover the occult, satanism, anti christianity, orgies and sins.
In my opinion Lustravi are a very great sounding ceremonial black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Evil Incarnate" "Salute To the Angels" "The Rites Of the Goatchrist" and "Sabrina". 8 out of 10.