Lycanthropy - _The Veils of Sorrow_
(Path to Enlightenment, 1997)
by: Henry Akeley (7.5 out of 10)
In an effort to enliven your experience as a reader, I am going to swear up a fucking storm in this goddamn review, plus fire up some major exclamation point usage!! After all, if you can't handle some seriously profane review action, then you are a goddamn false metaller! Anyway, before I get carried away with this "false metal" shit... Lycanthropy play black metal, and while their approach to the style is pretty damn standard, the results are not fucking bad. Not fucking bad at all! In fact, it's a hell of a lot like Darkthrone! I mean, maybe not as good as Darkthrone's stronger material, but similar in approach. Their songs have the same convincing blend of straight-up, blackened starkness and plenty of well-timed variation; plus, their overall sound has a bit of that noisy Darkthrone squawk! (The release has the kind of rough production which often works quite well with black metal, as it does here - simultaneously dense and raw. I will stop swearing now. It gets boring!!!) Vocals are of the very high-pitched, sort of yipping variety. A four-track mini-CD, this runs for just over twenty minutes and stays pretty interesting all the way through. A very solid first effort, I'd say - and did I mention they're from Alabama? H O L Y F U C K ! !

(article published 16/10/1997)

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