With some incredibly rapid guitar riffs, pronounced black metal vocals and extremely somber sonorous insinuations, The Lesser God imposes itself as a major album. Exceedingly pure at the essence, its style perpetuates the legacy of what is best in black metal, with a sinister, but soft sincerity, aligned with the convergence of its sonorous proposal, that is fundamental for the genre to sound true and natural.
Although some passages can sound generic after some time, the maintenance of the artist’s style is a strongest feature, that is never diminished by the outline of the genre.
Definitely a colossal album, that prioritizes detail and digression rather than heaviness and aggression – although they are there too – The Lesser God is filled with the different sidelines of a complex sonorous symbiosis, that complement one another wonderfully. Melodic, but obliquely transgressor at the same time, this work really emphasizes what the genre has at its best: rapid, but conspicuous harmonies, a hostile, but nevertheless philosophic rhetoric, a lucid, but objective sensibility and exhilarating rhythms, that never goes unnoticed. A strong, cohesive and contemplative work, The Lesser God is a majestic album, that certainly has all the necessary qualities to make history in the genre.
A powerful work by all means, doesn’t matter the angle or perspective by which you analyze, The Lesser God is undoubtedly a decisive black metal album. Evidently, will be extremely appreciated by all enthusiasts of the genre. If you haven’t listened to this wonderful record, I strongly recommend you to do it right now.