Lucifer's Dungeon are a band from Russia that has been featured before in this zine and plays a mixture of raw black metal and dark ambient and this is a review of their self released 2017 album "Music Of Lost Spirits".
Dark ambient style synths start off the album and they also bring in a variety of many different sounding keys while acoustic guitars are also used briefly and on the second track the music goes into more of a heavier and melodic musical direction while also introducing grim black metal screams onto the recording.
All of the musical instruments on the recording have a very powerful sound to them while the solos and leads are also done in a very melodic fashion along with the faster sections of the songs bringing in a decent amount of tremolo picking and blast beats which also gives the songs a more raw feeling.
Throughout the recording you can hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while the music also brings in a great amount of 90's second wave influences and they also bring in a decent mixture of acoustic instrumentals and black metal tracks which also gives the album more variety.
On this recording Lucifer's Dungeon keeps the raw and old school style of black metal while replacing the ambient tracks with acoustic guitar instrumentals, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover anti dogma, Satanism and nihilism themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Lucifer's Dungeon and if you are a fan of raw, melodic and old school black metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Death Of Civilization" "Antichrist" and "Black Knight". 8 out of 10.