Keziah Lilith Medea (Chapter X)

July 4, 2017


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The Pitch: Through Iron Bonehead, the 4th album from nearly 20-year-old Chilean blackened death metal band Unaussprechlichen Kulten.  FFO: Adversarial, Putrisect, Tomb Mold

What I Like: Keziah Lilith Medea (Chapter X) is the perfect celebration of death metal's old school roots alongside ominous blackened elements and really solid production.  This entire album is incredibly consistent in its campaign to devour the listener, soul and all.  The vocals are a powerful display of brutal, gutteral majesty; a timeliess display of monstrosity.  I sometimes tire of this delivery style over the course of an album but, thanks to the highly complimentary blackened guitars and varied textures of the drumming, I am as happy as can be.  The blasts and double-bass are tireless, and the riffs are a swarm of vicious insects with razorblade wings.  These melodies are spat forth from a truly evil place, with the viscous saliva from a forked tongue.

Critiques: I don't have many. Keziah Lilith Medea (Chapter X) is a really solid album with few flaws.  I suppose the only thing it could use a bit more of is surprises.

The Verdict: I love these ODSM bands that manage to take something from over 2 decades ago and make it sound as fresh as ever.  Unaussprechlichen Kulten prove that metal is not always a young man's game; and if you can keep the spark alive long enough, the flame that burns twice as bright does not have to burn half as long.

Flight's Fav's: Dentro Del Circulo, The Woman, The Devil and God's Permit, Lujuria Carnal Con Incubos