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4 stars The "live" album recorded as the musical accompaniment to the Satanic High Mass celebration of the 40th anniversary of The Church of Satan sounds... so very right.

Yes, a live Lustmord album, Lustmord Rising (06.06.06). But, unlike a lot of live albums, this set was recorded directly from his electronic equipment so there are no crowd noises or whatever else; this is basically just another Lustmord studio album that focuses more on his ability to improvise.

The material on Lustmord Rising (06.06.06) is nearly entirely recycled material. I say recycled because all of the various sounds and effects are the same as on all previous albums, but this live set sees him combining these elements into new combinations. This is very good though, because each of Lustmord's previous albums contains an element that is unique to that album, and here is where all of the darkest, deepest, most dense, and most primordially evil sounds come together; this is essentially a greatest hits type of album. All of Lustmord's trademarks are here: the endless droning resonating from an unearthly abyss, alarming church bells that ring deeply, the distant pounding of an eldritch abomination, and the sharp and muffled whistles from crisp winds.

As for the subject matter of Lustmord Rising (06.06.06), I don't think the Church of Satan could've asked for a better musical accompaniment to their 40th anniversary celebration, though I've personally never been to one of these celebrations. I'd probably show up at a local celebration if Lustmord decided to show up. Anyway, this album increases the dark and brooding atmosphere of Lustmord's preceding albums, so I have to assume that Lustmord was really in the mood of the celebration. It's worth mentioning that there are no Aaron Turner or Buzz Osborne guest spots on this album, which I personally think is great, but other fans might disagree.

If you've enjoyed all of Lusmord's previous albums, especially Purifying Fire, Heresy, and Carbon/Core then there is absolutely no reason that you won't think Lustmord Rising (06.06.06) is incredible given the combined elements from the aforementioned albums coupled with the fact that this was all recorded on such a blessed day for our followers of the dark lord. This is a very recommended religious experience that rates among Lustmord's very best.

colorofmoney91 | 4/5 |


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