Luctus - Jaučiant Pabaigą Arti
16 February 2009

01. Mors Omnia Solvit
02. Jaučiant Pabaigą Arti
03. Akimirka Prieš Mirtį
04. Žalčio Žvilgsnis
05. G.Ž.R.
06. Tarp Dulkių Ir Netrukus Dulkėse
07. Paskutinį Kartą
08. Lapkričio Speigas
09. Tikrovės Iliuzija
10. Eilinio Mirtis
11. Žingsniai Į Begalybę

Let me get something out in the open first: I may have given a wrong impression of the reviewer's life in one of my earlier reviews, this one, to be precise. With great shame I cite the horrendous words I uttered that unfaithful day: 'the life of a reviewer is glorious and glamorous and full of bedding hot chicks and whatnot.' The truth is, I am one ugly motherfucker, I live in my mother's basement and I have such a severe case of acne that my vision is partly veiled. I hang my head in shame.

And all these damned promos don't make life easier. You know, the glorious and glamorous part only applies when you receive good stuff. But everybody knows that 90% of the metal bands out there are boring, bland, unoriginal, obsolete or mediocre, so guess what? Yeah...

With Jaučiant Pabaigą Arti the Slovanian Luctus is here to join the ranks of the mediocre, skilled yet bland as they are. They're a good example of the average modern metal band: masters of their instrument, knowledgeable concerning their musical heritage and absolutely boring songwriters. They've studied the first wave of Black metal well, they seem to enjoy a good dose of eighties Thrash and they are enthusiastic about what they do. But I'm not. And without wanting to sound arrogant, but to me, that's the only thing that matters.

So no, I don't think Luctus will be the next big thing. They're simply too average and inconspicuous for that. Even if you will enjoy listening to this once, why waste your time on it when you can lisen to Absu, or Carpathian Forest, or Bathory, or...

Hurrah, another mandatory review done. Now the rest of the slaughter cattle, please!

Performance: 7
Songwriting: 6
Originality: 6
Production: 7

Band profile: Luctus
Album: Jaučiant Pabaigą Arti


Written on 06.09.2009 by
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Doc Godin - 07.09.2009 at 05:26  
Hahahaha, the first paragraph was priceless. Mediocrity sucks, will avoid.

I really like the cover artwork though....shame it had to go over a weak album.
Mr. Doctor - 07.09.2009 at 11:41  
I agree, the cover is a good one. And also... I laughed my ass off with your review

Cheer up, you're not THAT ugly

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