The cohesion of the guitar lines is probably one of their strongest elements. Nonetheless, their overall musicality, the imposing force of their rhythms and the impeccable convergence of instruments in their massive melodies are wonderful accomplishments that only amazingly talented musicians are able to do. And their perfect domain of the genre, being so powerfully expressive, reveals the shaping of harmonies with so much grandiosity, vigor and intelligence, that it becomes easy to define Lebabvoid as a terrific and amazingly surprising album.
Every track seems to have been dilapidated in a unique feature of restless and superior trace of creativity. Despite the fact that they have a very cohesive and incisive style, each track has its own identity, and they never repeat themselves, which makes every single track in Lebabvoid a wonderful surprise. Although in several moments they remember 90’s Rotting Christ, their style is virtually singular. You probably never heard something so powerful in the genre, ever in your life. With melodic elements masterly thrown in the mathematically ordained chaos of dilacerating melodies, each and every track in Lebabvoid is a universal call for redemption, done with the correct amount of sensibility and precision, which is something quite expected from a band of such a superior technical and creative category.
While all the songs on the album are peculiar and effusively beautiful masterpieces by their own right, and I think that highlight one or two of them is terribly unfair, I need to point it out the sixth track, Foretoken: A mountain-gorges lullaby, as a beautifully poetic and surprisingly formidable song, filled with so much consistency, sentiment and sincerity – adorned by a cosmically dense and perpetually stringent melody – that the characterization of Epping Forest as a brutal, honest, genuine and original band does not seem enough to honor their astounding and greatly artistic level of competence.
If you are a death/ black metal enthusiast, you can’t afford to miss Lebabvoid. I strongly assure you that this is a state of the art work! An amazingly powerful record, with potential to redefine and establish new standards for the genre, in such a level like you never thought it was possible before.