Watain - Lawless Darkness


8.4 | 287 votes |
Release date: 7 June 2010
Style: Black metal

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01. Death's Cold Dark
02. Malfeitor
03. Reaping Death
04. Four Thrones
05. Wolves Curse
06. Lawless Darkness
07. Total Funeral
08. Hymn To Qayin
09. Kiss Of Death
10. Waters Of Ain
11. Chains Of Death [Death SS cover] [Digipak bonus]

Staff review by
BitterCOld
Rating:
8.3
So with much anticipation, stoked by a three year wait and the crazed proclamations of E. Andersson, Watain have released Lawless Darkness, the follow-up to the crushing Sworn To The Dark.

I'm not sure if this is going to live up to the hype provided by their outspoken front man, who is to pre-album proclamations what Morbid Angel's Trey Azagthoth is to batshit crazy liner notes… the album has been out a couple weeks and no fires raining from the sky Satamic apocalypse have befallen us.

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published 22.06.2010 | Comments (16)

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09.06.2010 - 14:04
Rating: 8
AbdelioR
Very good album.
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97. Keep your Gore level down for your friends, you're still a social being.
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01.12.2010 - 21:50
Rating: 10
Bastard
Old school black metal !
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http://www.myspace.com/bloodwrittenofficial
new album is ready
lookin' for a label
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03.02.2011 - 17:47
Rating: 9
Akbarz
Indeed one of the best black metal albums of 2010.
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Like a slow scenery
I'm losing all my faith
In a lifeless motion
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24.02.2011 - 18:36
Rating: 9
AngelofDeth
Cyborg Raptor
Favorite Black Metal Album Ever
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pewpew.. gotcha
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11.06.2011 - 16:20
Rating: 8
Carl Berg
Carl Berg
Very enjoyable release, but reminds too much of Dark Funeral
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05.03.2012 - 05:49
Rating: 9
AngelofDeth
Cyborg Raptor
Written by Carl Berg on 11.06.2011 at 16:20

Very enjoyable release, but reminds too much of Dark Funeral

yea it is reminiscent of DF but i feel this album is more complex and varied compared to DF worx
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pewpew.. gotcha
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14.02.2013 - 17:59
Rating: 8
Góral
Combo Breaker
The last three Watain's albums it's really noteworthy experience.
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14.02.2013 - 18:11
Paź
ex-News Man
Written by Góral on 14.02.2013 at 17:59

The last three Watain's albums it's really noteworthy experience.

Sure, but "Casus Luciferi" is by far their best imho.
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14.02.2013 - 18:15
Rating: 8
Góral
Combo Breaker
Written by Paź on 14.02.2013 at 18:11

Sure, but "Casus Luciferi" is by far their best imho.

Possibly, but "the best" is a relative term. I prefer to treat this as a very successful trilogy.
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19.08.2013 - 03:02
Rating: 7
CobiWan1993
Secundum Filium
Very good and strong release, thought I do prefer the new album The Wild Hunt after listening to it.
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Ordinary men hate solitude. But the Master makes use of it, embracing his aloneness, realizing he is one with the whole universe (Lao Tzu).
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13.09.2013 - 12:45
Rating: 7
Kuroboshi
A tad to long perhaps. The closer is magnificent. And the chants in Four Thrones.
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28.02.2014 - 18:49
Rating: 9
bleak
Great strong album. One of my favourite black metal albums of all time, no doubt about it!
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05.09.2016 - 00:13
Rating: 9
Sircheesewhistle
I can't get enough of the tremolo melodies on this album.
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07.06.2019 - 14:08
Rating: 7
Reaper_Redeemer
I like this album the most of what Watain has released. Its diversity and the inclusion of lead melodies appealed me. "Malfeitor" is great and the closing 15-minute "Waters Of Ain" is interesting too. "Wolves Curse" and "Lawless Darkness" were enjoyable too.
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12.08.2019 - 02:25
Rating: 8
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
If the album had more tracks like "Malfeitor", "Reaping Death" and the amazing-beyond-words-holy-shit "Waters Of Ain", this album would have been a solid 9 for me.
Still, it's my favorite of their. Will never get tired of that closer.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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12.08.2019 - 04:09
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Mr. Doctor on 12.08.2019 at 02:25

If the album had more tracks like "Malfeitor", "Reaping Death" and the amazing-beyond-words-holy-shit "Waters Of Ain", this album would have been a solid 9 for me.
Still, it's my favorite of their. Will never get tired of that closer.


Waters Of Ain has Devil's Blood in it due to Selim playing on that track. And you know that Devil's Blood is truly black metal
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