Lvx Haeresis are a band from Switzerland that plays an occult form of black metal and this is a review of their 2017 album "Descensus Spiritus" which was released by Atavism Records.
Rcord player noises start off the album along with some field recordings and atmospheric soundscapes before going into a very fast and raw black metal direction that also uses a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats along with the vocals bringing in a mixture of growls and high pitched screams.
Throughout the recording you can hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and all of the tracks are very long and epic in length and the riffs also bring in a decent amount of melody while you can also h ear all of the musical instruments that are present on the recording and as the album progresses the music gets more ritualistic along with some spoken words also being used briefly along with a small amount of chants and when guitar leads are utilized they are done in a very melodic fashion.
Lvx Haeresis plays a style of occult black metal that is very raw, hypnotic and transcendental sounding, the production sounds very dark yet powerful at the same time while the lyrics cover Occultism, Chaos, Sin and Heresy themes.
In my opinion Lvx Haeresis are a very great sounding occult black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "I' "IV" and "VII". 8/5 out of 10.