Magister Templi

Album Title: 
Lucifer Leviathan Logos
Release Date: 
Friday, May 10, 2013
Review Type: 

Unlike most of the metal albums I've listened to, this album seems to be a little more ambitious. There are few poor parts on the album and while I could find fault with most of the songs, they do seem to be able to stand on their own. The CD clocks in at just over 40 minutes, and every track is between 4-7 minutes long. This allows the band to expand on their ideas a liitle bit for each track. My favorite so far is “Tiphareth” which has impressive guitar work, and is just a well-crafted song. The vocals while by no means mind blowing, have enough heart and melody to make up for the melodramatic flair that can do this sort of music in if done incorrectly.

On the whole, this is a really good band. If you like Pagan Altar, Manilla Road, In Soulitude and Mercyful Fate and you wish more bands sounded like them, this one is for you. Magister Templi is talented, passionate about mythological lyrics, and they have recorded an entertaining album. What's not to like about that?