Nut Suite. Mini reviews of albums old and new. Minimum words. No fuss. No spoilers [?]. Occasional smugs.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

THE MEADS OF ASPHODEL / The Murder of Jesus the Jew (2010)

The Meads out-Meaded themselves on this album.  It’s a concept piece about the resurrected one with an accompanying 6000 word 'codex' written by Metatron explaining what each song is about and its place in the order of things (HERE).
Musically it’s experimental black metal that isn’t afraid to embrace the bat-shit crazy if it gets the job done.  The scope of what they attempted is immense.
If they’d allowed a more commercially acceptable production, the album could've appealed to more people but that would have compromised the vision.

Songs of Note: Apocalypse of Lazarus; Addicted to God

4 shits on the shoe of Lucifer out of 5

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