Lunar Poetry (The End)
by Scott Hefflon
Lunar Poetry is Nokturnal Mortum‘s first album from, like, ’91 or so. The End has released it on CD, even though I believe they stopped working with the band. Proud Ukrainian folk/vile black metal? Sound like easy-going guys to get along with, huh? This 10-song reissue seethes for almost an hour, and includes an uncomfortable cover of Celtic Frost’s classic croaker, “Sorrows of the Moon,” from Into the Pandemonium (a simply astounding and frightening record that puts most oh-so-scary Goth/black metal into perspective), as well as the epic “Return of the Vampire Lord,” which is the only song that doesn’t sound like you have cotton balls in your ears. If you like your black metal straight-up, you don’t need me to tell you these freaks are killer.
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