Lord Imperium are a solo project from Brazil that plays a very raw form of black metal and this is a review of his self released 2018 demo.
A very powerful bass guitar sound starts off the demo along with some grim black metal screams a few seconds later while growls are also used briefly. When the music speeds up a decent amount of tremolo picking and blast beats can also be heard which also gives the songs more of a raw feeling.
Throughout the recording you can also hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts. Synths can also be heard in some parts of the music along with a some of spoken word parts also being added onto some tracks. One of the tracks is also very long and epic in length.
Bass guitars take the place of a lead instrument on the recording with no regular guitars ever being utilized along with the music being very heavily rooted in the 90's style of black metal. The production sounds very dark, raw and lo-fi sounding which suites this style of black metal very well while the lyrics are written in Portuguese and cover occultism and darkness themes.
In my opinion Lord Imperium are a very great sounding raw black metal solo project and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this demo. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Invoco o Seu Seer" and "Nosso Reino". 8 out of 10.