Friday, June 06, 2014

Review: The Lustmord - Trapped in Purgatory

The Lustmord has been alive since 2000 and since then has undergone numerous line-up changes over the years. Despite their ever changing set of members, the band have managed to pull off releasing three full-length albums, two demos, a single and one prior EP. To add to their name, the group have also performed with notable acts like Slayer, Obituary and Megadeth. In 2011 the group released a single for the track Zombie Disease, which finally found it's way three years later to their newest EP, Trapped in Purgatory.

Genre: Black Metal, Death Metal
Release Date: April 4th, 2014
  1. Trapped in Purgatory
  2. They Call to Me
  3. Blood Flows Red
  4. Zombie Disease
  5. Shadows of the Sun
  6. In One-Hundred Years
Total Playtime: 23 minutes, 30 seconds




Rating: 6.0/10




The Lustmord has been alive since 2000 and since then has undergone numerous line-up changes over the years. Despite their ever changing set of members, the band have managed to pull off releasing three full-length albums, two demos, a single and one prior EP. To add to their name, the group have also performed with notable acts like Slayer, Obituary and Megadeth. In 2011 the group released a single for the track Zombie Disease, which finally found it's way three years later to their newest EP, Trapped in Purgatory.

Despite being filled with tons of generalized death metal compositions that include redundant riffs, generic distortion, standard vocals and beginner drum beats, Trapped in Purgatory amazingly still manages to provide a likable level of musical entertainment for it's short duration. The audience will find themselves compiling a minimal mental list of the tracks that actually stand out, such as the bass endowed "They Call to Me", the beefy riffs of "Zombie Disease" and the most diversified and creative of the lot, "In One-Hundred Years".


The most advanced instrument that appears in this material is the bass, which provides onslaughting flurries of quick flying technical lines that lay audibly just under the guitar. The listener will find their attention snagged more by these bass lines rather than the palm-muted chugging chords and lackluster drum beats that cement the mainframe of each track. The only true exceptions to this monotony are "In One-Hundred Years", which has a large quantity of lightly distorted picking and slow ring-out chords which are backed by quick-wrist percussion taps, and the pinch harmonic laden event known as "Shadows of the Sun". This latter track is also where the album begins to descend into a random compressed state of production quality, where as the earlier portion of the material sounds more clear.

It's not exactly a ground breaker, or anything exceptionally compelling, however Trapped in Purgatory manages to be a mildly entertaining little audio excursion while it lasts; though for most people, it will fade away into oblivion after a couple of listens. The audience can expect to hear gratuitous amounts of pinch harmonics and squeals in "Shadows of the Sun", never ending amounts of palm muted chords and little to no innovative drumming, all the while being accompanied by vocals that are as generic as they come. Enjoy it while it lasts, and then move on to the next.

Digital Download Provided by: The Metal Detector Music Promotions

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