Vulture Lord - Desecration Rite - Reviewed By Metal Mal ! Check it out here at this link: https://metalmal.com.au/20210701/vulture-lord-review/
This is quite full-on. Black/Thrash Metal if you ask me to ‘label it’. Vocals are quite the Black Metal style, music is faster (to me anyway) than I would’ve expected with this style vocals. Riffs are very punchy, quite thrashy, some are pretty much Black Metal riffs sped up to keep you on your toes. They chug along nicely. Not the longest album release of the year, only 38 minutes, but hey, ‘Reign In Blood’ was only 28 minutes, so there’s that…
After a short intro track, ‘Bloodbound Militia’ kicks the album off in fine style. ‘The Vulture Lord’ is almost early Metallica musically in the beginning, just way more aggressive vocally. It then veers and changes into something very different. ‘Diabolical Intervention’ is a mad thrasher. Next is ‘Prepare The Coffin’, a great track, followed by ‘Beneficial Martyrdom’, my favourite on the album.
All in all, I’m reminded of how I felt in the early days of thrash and the big bands for me in that era, Metallica, Slayer and Exodus, just blacker, a LOT blacker. (How much more black can it be?) I like it. Check it out.
Verdict – Intense
Fave / feature tracks – ‘Prepare The Coffin’, ‘Burning The Kingdom Of God’, ‘Stillborn Messiah’ - Metal Mal
Eighteen years after the release of their first full length album, Profane Prayer , the legendary Vulture Lord have returned with its caustic, violent successor - Desecration Rite ! The album will be released in June by Odium Records and pre-orders started on April 22nd , along with the unveiling of the first single from the album, 'Bloodbound Militia' .
FFO: Urgehal, Beastcraft , Carpathian Forest, Marduk
You can see the video for the 'Bloodbound Militia' single at the Odium Records YouTube channel by following this link:
The album, Desecration Rite, featuring stunning cover art from Jorge Vimendy , is available to pre-order on CD, Vinyl and a deluxe wooden box edition, limited to just 66 copies, along with accompanying t-shirts and longsleeves - all from Odium Records at:
Vulture Lord feature members of Urgehal , Carpathian Forest , Beastcraft and Endezzma and Desecration Rite features material written by the sadly departed and much-missed Nefas of Urgehal.
Full track listing for Desecration Rite:
1 Glorification of the Dethronation
2. Bloodbound Militia
3. Stillborn Messiah
4. The Vulture Lord
5. Diabolical Intervention
6. Prepare the Coffin
7. Beneficial Martyrdom
8. Burning the Kingdom of God
9. Perverting the Bible
The Vulture Lord has returned and darkness, death and desecration await!
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