Thou Art Lord - The Regal Pulse of Lucifer

Posted on Wednesday, October 23, 2013

A band featuring both Sakis (aka Necromayhem) of Rotting Christ and Magus Wampyr Daoloth (aka The Magus) of Necromantia can only be awesome, but Thou Art Lord never achieved the level of recognition that they should have gotten. They’ve released a number of albums over the years, but aside from a cult following, they’ve always remained in the shadow of both Rotting Christ and Necromantia. When you consider how active Rotting Christ has been over the years, I’m honestly surprised that Sakis even had the time to spare for Thou Art Lord. The band has returned, though, with a revamped lineup and a new album. Vocalist Gothmog is back in the fold and they’ve recruited some new members in the form of El (guitars & keyboards) and Maelstrom (drums). This time around, the driving force behind the band seems to be El, who either wrote the music himself or split the duties with either Sakis or MWD. As with old Thou Art Lord, The Regal Pulse of Lucifer draws heavily on Rotting Christ as the musical influence. A lot of folks who’ve heard this LP say that this could have easily been a Rotting Christ release if Sakis had done the vocals instead of Gothmog. This is a valid point because the guitar playing here is very much in line with the traditional Rotting Christ sound. Still, that’s nothing new where this band is concerned. Even if you go back to their earliest material, they’ve always sounded like Rotting Christ to a greater or lesser degree. If anything, The Regal Pulse of Lucifer is a throwback to the older (Non Serviam era, maybe?) Rotting Christ sound with a bit of Necromantia thrown into the mix. While some folks out there haven’t been too keen on the newer Rotting Christ material (the last two albums have been in the love-it-or-hate-it category), most longtime fans should like this. There’s no weird shit, no Folk Metal or tribal drumming. This is just straight-out Black Metal in the Greek style. While I did like the last couple Rotting Christ records, I find myself liking this new album by Thou Art Lord a bit more. It’s not as polished and it has a darker, more evil sound to it. That’s what I’m looking for in Black Metal and this has it in abundance.

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