Black Mass Pervertor are a band from Finland that has had music reviewed before in this zine and on this recording plays a very raw and old school form of black metal with some elements of crust punk, thrash and doom metal and this is a review of their self released 2020 ep "Lux Sodomiticum" which will be released on March 27th.
Dark sounding synths start off the e p before going into a heavier musical direction while the vocals are done in a grim black metal style. All of the musical instruments on the recording also have a very powerful sound to them along with the mid tempo sections of the songs bringing in elements of crust punk and d beat.
Spoken word parts can also be heard briefly while the faster sections of the songs also add in a decent amount of tremolo picking and blast beats which also gives the music more of a raw feeling. The black metal side of the music is also heavily rooted in both the first and second wave era's.
Throughout the recording you can also hear a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with the slower sections of the music also being heavily rooted in doom metal as well as some thrash metal influences also being utilized at times, the music is also very different from the previous release that was reviewed in this zine. The production sounds very raw and old school while the lyrics cover man's persistent urge to conquer, destroy, humiliate and to gain power, knowledge, and spiritual freedom through experimenting in the fields of the occult and morbid sexuality.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Black Mass Pervertor and if you are a fan of raw and old school black metal with some elements of crust punk, thrash and doom metal, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Death Erection" and "Seeking Mortality Among the Mortals". 8 out of 10.