Fjoergyn – Lucifer Es (2017)


Hailing from Germany today we have Fjoergyn and their latest very impressive foray into the realm of Avant-garde Black Metal with “Lucifer Es”. Joining the elite list of bands like Anomalie, Agrypnie, and Nocte Obducta, which are re-defining the genre, this band delivers 61 minutes of action packed music that commands your attention from start to end. Perfectly crafted for fans of the bizarre and complex, this release is one hell of a ride.

After opening with the somber “MMXVII”, the band perfectly blends punishing riffs with intricate atmospheric arrangements as we hear in “Leviathan”. The mixture of vocal styles is something that instantly sticks out from such a unique mixture of elements, giving the band that extra level of creepiness. With tracks like “Viva La Inquisition” exploiting the band’s heavier side, Fjoergyn delivers a very expansive and relentless sound that very few bands can pull off.

Moving into somewhat Folky/Viking-ish territories, “Lucifer Es” is a very interesting track that combines killer drumming and a very melodic festive vibe. Things continue to get increasingly more experimental and weirder with tracks like the Bethlehem-esque “Blut Samen Erde”, the superb “Dinner mit Baal” is one brilliant melodic/proggy piece that will keep you at the edge of your seat for 11-minutes, and the Omen-esque “Terra Satanica” will send chills down your spine thanks to its devilish choral arrangements.

Saving the best for last, the epic “Freiheit” closes this release with a very interesting mixture of fast paced passages and contrasting hypnotic melodic interludes. Overall, “Lucifer Es” is a very unique release that mixes many different styles of Black Metal together with more melodic and dramatic elements, crafting a very experimental and yet concise album. If you like the work of outfits like Bethlehem, Anomalie, Nocte Obducta, and similar band, you will certainly love this release.

Band: Fjoergyn Album: Lucifer Es

Label: LifeForce Records

Release: February 24th, 2017

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Genre: Avant-garde Black Metal

Country: Germany

Rating: 90/100

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