Inconcessus Lux Lucis is one of those bands that I heard during the first months of me doing reviews where I really didn’t have a fucking clue at what I was doing. I’ve made it a personal goal of mine to try and revisit as many of those bands as I could, and it seems that this British group wanted me to come crawling back as they prepare to release this new album as I immediately went in for investigation. What ensued is not only much better than what I remember but is easily one of the most entertaining albums I’ve experienced all fucking year!
This is one of those records that you really need to hear more than once in order to say that you truly heard it. That’s not to say that what Inconcessus Lux Lucis has created with “The Crowning Quietus” can be described as amazingly complex or a mammoth record that requires your entire being to experience the album as a whole, but one listen simply isn’t enough as this piece is no less than truly infectious. Once your first spin concludes, a second must immediately follow in order for your thirst to be sufficiently quenched by the power that is “The Crowning Quietus”! While there is an undeniably terrific black metal sound that is fucking immaculate to the touch, Inconcessus Lux Lucis also allows their trademark addition of adding a layer of rhythms and riffs reminiscent of rock and roll to truly allow their sound to become so much more than simple black metal. Inconcessus Lux Lucis hits the nail right on the head as every single fucking track from “The Crowning Quietus” is catchy to the very end, harsh from start to finish, and has a feel steeped in occultism that it penetrates every fiber of this record and it couldn’t be any more delicious! There has been a massive number of well put together albums that have come along this year, but Inconcessus Lux Lucis alienates themselves from literally everyone else to bring us a wholly unique experience the likes of which no other band can even hold a candle against!
Every year there is always at least a few bands with few albums from the realm of black metal that stands out amongst the rest. In past years we’ve gotten tastes from Downfall of Nur, Spectral Lore, along with many others, and this year can happily claim Inconcessus Lux Lucis as one of its more massive successes. “The Crowning Quietus” is everything I could’ve asked for plus so much fucking more than I could’ve bargained for, and this magnum opus is sure to bring this dark band to the light for the masses to consume ravenously. Of that I am sure, and upon this release, I expect no less than to see this record spread like the black plague across the underground scene of the world.
“The Crowning Quietus” releases on October 31st via I, Voidhanger Records!
LISTEN to advanced tracks from “The Crowning Quietus” on Bandcamp here.
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