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On disc: Limbonic Art

Phantasmagoria - Mike Thompson - 8 stars


(Candlelight Records - 2010)

For many years Limbonic Art was a two man project, but for this album Daemon is the sole musician, handling all the guitars, bass, drums, vocals and of course keyboards. I remember listening to Limbonic Art many years ago and, to put it bluntly, hating it. I have avoided everything since like the plague but fate and chance have decreed that this review shall fall into my hands.
To be honest, I really can't remember what I didn't like about the band as this album was a good listen throughout. Not absolutely sensational, perhaps, but a solid album of tasteful symphonic black metal in the style of Emperor.
This certainly didn't feel like a typical solo project. The production is high class, all of the instruments are played to a high standard and Daemon has an excellent rasp. There are myriad influences on show here, from furious black metal riffing to Emperor-like synths and even doom. The songs are generally enjoyable and a good listen. Sometime you get a sense of 'heard-it-all-before' but generally the songs manage to retain your interest.
Overall, a strong album that I would recommend to all fans of symphonic black metal. It is 70 minutes of strong metal that pisses over many of its contemporaries from a great height. Limbonic Art, I'm so sorry I maligned you for all these years!

8 stars

Mike Thompson


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