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With their last album, 2014s' 'Baphomet Pan Shub-Niggurath', the Chileans in Unaussprechlichen Kulten got themselves some attention. The South American brutality blended nicely with the Incantationesque darkness and yielded a strong album well worth the buzz.
With the follow-up soon to arrive we spell 2017 and the foundations remain pretty much the same. Again, Unaussprechlichen Kulten find the middle ground between Morbid Angel and Incantation to bring another slab of darkness upon the world.
Even though this particular sound of tremolo riffs and deep growls is familiar by now, it is well executed and does not fall into the category of pure carbon copy. Much due to the dark piano intros opening most of the songs, adding a welcome flair of drama to the album. These effectively conjure that Lovecraftian sense of impending horror that Sulphur Aeon captures so well.
Where 'Baphomet Pan Shub-Niggurath' relied on darkness and aggression, 'Keziah Lilith Medea' feels more restrained. The lack of unfiltered South American brutaily is, however, compensated for by an even deeper sense of darkness and destruction waiting to happen. Last time Unaussprechlichen Kulten gave us the apocalypse, now they give us the prologue.
'Keziah Lilith Medea' shows a slight evolvement in the
sound of Unaussprechlichen Kulten, but bears the same songwriting qualities
as the band has previously displayed. This is still far from unique
and ground-breaking, but that is a minor issue for an album this solid.