Lightning Swords of Death – “Baphometic Chaosium”

Lightning Swords of Death – “Baphometic Chaosium” (Metal Blade Records)

Visceral, heretical black / death from the Sierras of California! Looking like murderin’ rapin’ biker trash fueled by meth and possessed by demons, LSoD’s music isn’t far off – a thrashing wall of noise tormented by the tripped out vocal drawls of Autarch and Roskva’s vile, twisted guitar melodies. Like spending the evening in the company of both Charley Manson and Aleister Crowley, songs like ‘Acid Gate’, ‘R’Lyeh Wuurm’ and ‘Chained To Decay’ exude a strong vibe of occultism, but also an epic sound driven by raw, pagan power. “Baphometic Chaosium” is energy – black energy – that your dark karma will either feed on or be fed off slowly sucking the soul from your frazzled mind leaving a decayed husk that was your body. Approach with caution…

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