Dark Black/Death Metal (NL)
Founded in 2009, it wasn’t until 2012 when the band’s first public recording, The Occult Waters EP, reared its shadowy head. Although The Occult Waters was the band’s debut, the seemingly “new” Lucifericon was actually comprised of a number of metal scene veterans, its members having done time in Destroyer 666, Pentacle, Malicious Dream, and Excision among others. Naturally, at this stage, the quartet deeply understood the Metal of Death and proceeded to offer a unique, more atmospheric twist on it. Four years later followed another EP, Brimstone Altar, to further critical acclaim. Here, Lucifericon’s death metal was blackened to a crisp, its robust recording allowing every evil nuance to spill from the soundfield and further bewitch the eardrums.
With that envious foundation judiciously set,in 2018 at last arrives Lucifericon’s first full-length recording, Al-Khem-Me. Tongue-twistingly titled but aptly so, Al-Khem-Me keeps apace with the developments of Brimstone Altar and further masters the art of the “patient payoff.” Its blackened DEATH literally explodes from the very first seconds, but the band’s songwriting builds detail upon subtle detail despite the obvious aggression employed. Utterly gnarled and gnarling, the lurch ‘n’ lunge across Al-Khem-Me creates a bewilderingly slipstreaming effect, dragging the listener into a distant, nameless vortex, but always with a keen knack for memorability. For above all, this is METAL, unbending and unyielding, forged in fire and weilded as a weapon; it just so happens that Lucifericon’s is one fully set on attack, its intensity steeped in the grand traditions of late ’80s / early ’90s death.
Anton Heesterbeek (ex-Sun’s Blood, ex-Rebellion, Malicious Dream-on hold) : Guitars, keys/soundeffects and additional vocals
Rob Reijnders (ex-Sun’s Blood, ex-Destroyer666, ex-Tartaros) : Bass and Vocals
Alex Verhoeven (Pentacle) : Guitars and additional vocals
Tim Verheijden (Razend, ex-The Covering, ex-Nihilistic, ex-Tornado, etc) : Drums
-The Occult Waters mcd sept. 2012 (self release) / mlp by Blood Harvest Records summer 2013 / Cassette Feb. 2014 by Dawnbreed Records.
-‘Omega Therion’ track Feb. 2016 on Vestibule of Hell compilation by Wolfsbane Records.
-Brimstone Altar mcd May 2016 Invictus Productions / mlp by Blood Harvest Records May 2016.
-Al-Khem-Me cd Oct. 2018 / lp Dec. 2018 by Invictus Productions.