Baphometic Chaosium (Metal Blade Records)
release date: 1/22/2013
by Mike Delano
The sun still refuses to shine on L.A. black metal crew Lightning Swords of Death. Baphometic Chaosium, the follow up to 2010’s The Extra Dimensional Wound, is just as harsh and unforgiving as we’d expect from vocalist Autrach and guitarist Roskva. The songs have gotten better, though, like the title track streamed here, which shows a dedication to hooks and song structure that was often missing last time around.