Thou Art Lord - The Regal Pulse of Lucifer (CD)
Over the past two decades, Thou Art Lord has released just a handful of albums. Veterans and pioneers of the Greek Black Metal scene, the current line up consists of members previously or currently involved in such seminal projects as Necromantia, Rotting Christ, Mortify, Nergal, and many others. On this new album, entitled "The Regal Pulse of Lucifer," Thou Art Lord resurrect the rich atmosphere and occult ideology for which the band has been heralded through the years. Indeed, this album may be the most archetypal Greek Black Metal album released by any band in many years. While it marks a return to form, "The Regal Pulse of Lucifer" also carries the band's legacy forward. Based upon melancholic guitar riffs, furious percussion, and macabre keyboards, the new Thou Art Lord sound is steeped in the tradition from which it is derived.
...eight years after "Orgia Daemonicum" have returned with "The Regal Pulse of Lucifer", a demonstration of pure, evil Black Metal. Each song is a killer unit on its own and that shows the extensive work done on the songwriting. The combined forces of Gothmog, Magus and Necromayhem have unleashed an old school black metal masterpiece, bathed in the virtues of the dark lord. The record refueled my interest in that genre (as did the latest DEATHSPELL OMEGA release) and shows that records can be still wicked and malevolent. It is definitely one of the best releases of 2013 and if you are into that kind of music you must not miss this tremendous release... - Metal Temple 5/5