Of Lucifer & Lightning

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Judging from their name alone, there should be confusion as to what style of music Angel Corpse specialize in. But if you're still searching for answers, just take a gander at the album title and cover art of their 2007 release, Of Lucifer & Lightning (with a cover illustration depicting what appears to be Beelzebub eating an upside-down Jesus Christ, with Armageddon going on in the background). Yep, black metal/death metal is the name of the game here -- gobs of it. Indecipherable vocals, metronome-gone-mad drumming, rubbery riffs, and spine-tingling guitar solos abound -- a recipe that has been adopted by countless similarly styled extreme metal bands since the 1980s. But if straight-ahead, no-frills death metal is what you're looking for, such rapid-fire tracks as "Antichrist Vanguard" and "Henexsabbat" should leave you writhing in delight.

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