Offering nine tracks of occultism based doom metal, Law of the Burning is the debut album from Bestialord. Influenced by the likes of Morbid Angel, Cathedral, Celtic Frost and Mercyful Fate, the record will be released on January 1st 2018 via Symbol of Domination & Cimmerian Shade Recordings (USA).
Menacing & shrouded in dark atmosphere, Law of the Burning is an album that is layered thickly with doom heaviness. The methodical approach to delivering a disturbing level of ghastly riffs, solos & twisted vocals is quite something.
The Doom That Came burns slowly while Marduk Kurios has a bit more energy to it. Both throw in spirited, screeching solos to give a more rounded & full sound. Chugging along with just the right touch of classic doom mixed with a smoother, modern sound. Above the Valued Sky ups the occultist feel to the album before All Fall Down drops the catchiest number so far with a trippy guitar solo that leaves a mark.
Those influences can certainly be heard throughout especially within the vocals. Dark death metal with just a hint of energy. A good example is the title track that switches between thumping slow doom & faster, traditional metal riffing.
By time Bestialord hit the penultimate track ‘Vermin’, they’ve confirmed themselves as a band to get excited about within the heavy doom/occult metal scene. Drawing a lot of their strength from inspiring trips into darkened caves of the past, Law of the Burning closes out with one final heavy push in I Am Pain.
A thunderstorm of a finale bringing raging darkness to cover the earth.
Bestialord – Law of the Burning Full Track Listing:
1. The Doom That Came
2. Marduk Kurios
3. Loathed Be Thy Name
4. Above the Valued Sky
5. All Fall Down
6. Law of the Burning
7. What is the End
9. I Am Pain
Bestialord - Law of the Burning (Symbol of Domination/Cimmerian Shade Recordings)
The Final Score - 8.5/10