Genre: Black Metal
Label: Forever Plagued Records
AHHHHHHH!!!! Shit! Carnival Of Souls used to scare the fuck out of me as a kid and this album cover almost made me piss myself a little… I think Lord Foul would of wanted it that way. Anyway, this split album is actually two of Lord Foul’s old demos (Killing, Raping, Burning from 1993 and The Devil’s Advocate from 1994) sandwiched together and remastered for your listening pleasure.
Interesting Factimaziod: Lord Foul (sole member: Roach) started off as a supposed joke band to parody black metal under the name Rectal Christ. But for some reason, Roach decided against that, changed the name to Lord Foul and started playing serious black metal. Many were thankful.
Killing, Raping, Burning – I can immediately hear where the joke band potential stems from. This guy sounds like Err, the short pink Mooninite trying to cover Cold Winds And Funeral Dust! Other than that, it’s all short and fucking sweet, lo-fi black metal (the longest song being two minutes and forty six seconds)!
The Devil’s Advocate – More of the same, really. There are some improvements vocally and production wise. In this section of the split, you can also tell that Roach used to be in a grindcore band as the riffs are more vicious and rapid that in KRB. I guess the ADD addled run times of the tracks are a dead giveaway as well…
A gripe that I MUST throw out there is that if you’re going to have a demo with six or so songs on them and they only mostly clock in at barely over a minute, why would you start off 90% of them with a thirty second sound clip?
Overall: If you fancy yourself a collect of all things underground in the realm of black metal, then this intensely evile demo combination of putrid blackened metal is just for you.
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