CIRITH GORGOR – Visions Of Exalted Lucifer
Just looking at the name of the band and the tittle of the album is enough to determine what these Dutch devil worshippers are all about. And… yes, it’s full speed black metal, with aggression, chaos and melody walking side by side as the album unfolds. The atmosphere is intense and raw, the musicianship flawless, while the songwriting is solid with roots back to the glory days of black metal. Which should come as no surprise, as these guys started playing together back in 1993, as Dark Sorceress, before changing their name to Cirith Gorgor in 1996. "Visions Of Exalted Lucifer" shows a band who knows who they are and where they come from, and a band who does what they do best, namely staying on the darkest of paths, keeping the black flame burning.