Lord Belial - Kiss The Goat Digi-CD


This album is nestled pretty safely within the bleak and frosty landscapes of early Emperor and Satyricon when it comes to overall character and atmosphere. The guitar work is largely minimalist and of a shimmering quality, not all that dissimilar from the constancy and haziness of "In The Nightside Eclipse", though it is a lot less reliant upon keyboards and tends to utilize them more as an occasional melodic additive here and there (often times coming off as mildly folksy) and not really in a manner that provides a lot of atmospheric depth. Acoustic guitars are occasionally employed to give a few key areas a sense of nostalgic contrast to the generally hard edged and violent tendencies of the whole.