Taking the path of traditional death metal, Lvcifyre take the best from the death metal scene of the mid 90s and inject a dose of black metal evil and a dose of grindcore chaos into it, and serve it to you on a black plate in ter form of The Calling Depths.
And with guitars that are at you like a swarm of Africanized killer bees and a deliberate old school sound, The Calling Depths should definitely appeal to those who like traditional death metal. Each track is built around a flurry of aggressive and brutal frenzied guitar riffs, and the drums feature numerous fills, high-speed double bass drum work and blastbeat upon blast beat. At times Lvcifyre go in a more thrashy direction, while other elements are more black metal-inspired, but the base sound is at all time good old death metal. Especially the guitar solos have a very retro sound and feel to them (slightly reminiscent of the sound of the guitar solos on Invocator's Excursion Demise) and come across as raw and chaotic.
The overall impression is one of ordered chaos, and it is obviously very clear that this is exactly the intention of the musicians behind Lvcifyre. Connaisseurs of death metal will immediately recognize that we are in fact dealing with extremely skilled and focused musicians whose mission is to create aggressive, brutal old school death metal along the lines of early Morbid Angel, early Pestilence, early Bolt Thrower, Immolation and so on.
1. The Calling Depths
3. The Faceless One
5. Holy Chaos
6. Death's Magnetic Sleep
7. Husk Of Impurity
8. The Great Fall