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Lecherous Nocturne - Adoration of the Blade - 2006 - Deepsend

Track Listing
1. Kampagne
2. Release in Flame
3. The Divine Wind
4. Adoration of the Blade
5. Singe Este Viata
6. Ritual Cacophony
7. Phalluscidal
8. Whorrified
Although first impressions may not entirely determine one’s opinion of a band, they are undoubtedly difficult to overcome. This is a fact Lecherous Nocturne were certainly aware of when they designated the firebrand ‘Kampagne’ as the opener of their debut full-length, ‘Adoration of the Blade’. Any genre predictions based on their campy moniker, washed-out album art, and the citing of Emperor and Marduk as inspiration on their promo sheet are instantly shattered. ‘Adoration of the Blade’ is an extreme release, by all means, but its colors are far more bloody and gorespattered than they are inky black.

Touted as a side project of Dallas Toler Wade from Nile (who was, consequently, merely a session drummer for this release and not a permanent band member), Lecherous Nocturne do exhibit some of Nile’s frenetic riffing and drum patterns. However, another energy here drives them beyond the standard template of Brutal Death. While those references to Emperor and Marduk on the press sheet may have been initially misleading, there is indeed an atmosphere of icy cold (a la Emperor) and bloodthirsty machine-gunning (a la Marduk). Fortunately, Lecherous Nocturne’s songwriting is not quite as monotonous as Marduk’s—albeit neither as momentous as Emperor’s—so the listener does not become conditioned to their relentless hostility as quickly and can enjoy more than the first two minutes of the album.

This is not to say the entirety of ‘Adoration of the Blade’ is an edge-of-your-seat experience, as it does lose its cutting edge about halfway through. It should be noted, though, this is not to speak poorly of Lecherous Nocturne—this unfortunate blurring effect happens to the very best, Origin, Hate Eternal, Gorgasm, et al.

That does not excuse them the duration of this supposed ‘full-length’, though: ‘Adoration of the Blade’ clocks in at only 23:43. Grindcore would be another story, and I for one don’t want or need it to be any longer, but this release is of EP length and no more; to call it otherwise is simply deceitful. As a full-length, and at a full-length’s price, this is less than a bargain; as an EP for 2/3’s the price, it could be worth a try.



--Etiam 04.24.07

Maximum Metal Rating Legend - Click for Full Details
5 Excellent - Buy it and say a prayer to the metal gods that you were tuned on to this masterpiece. A classic.
4-4.5 Great - Almost perfect records but there's probably a clunker or a lacking somewhere to keep it from perfection. You won't feel bad about dropping some bones on these.
3.5 Good - Most of the record is good, but there may be some filler. This is the OK range where you'd search for the record on sale or used.
3 Average - Some good songs, some bad ones at about a half/half ratio. Could show skills but be dull overall. Redeeming qualities for indy bands are effort and passion. Majors that don't try or suck outright end up here.
2-2.5 Fair - Worth a listen, but best obtained by collectors. There is much better metal out there.
1-1.5 Bad - Major problems with music, lyrics, production, etc.
0 Terrible or an otherwise waste of your life and time.

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Adoration of the BladeLecherous Nocturne
2006
Etiam5/7/2007
The Age of Miracles Has PassedLecherous Nocturne
2008
Etiam2/16/2012


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