Described as a two-men misery machine, that is perhaps the best way to sum up Lucifer’s Fall if their self-titled album is anything to go by – but maybe not for the reasons that were originally intended.
Put simply, Lucifer’s Fall just isn’t the best of listens. The vocals are weak and unsubstantial, and sound somewhat grating on more than a few occasions, leaving the listener recoiling a little and wanting to switch off. Meanwhile the instrumentation isn’t gripping or exciting, which doesn’t exactly help matters and the flow is jerky and awkward, with tracks not progressing well from one to the next.
I wish I had something good to say about this album, but the truth of the matter is that it sounds like a mish-mash of different ideas and styles. At times it’s doomy, on other occasions it feels like old-school heavy metal and there’s even a hint of sludge at times, and whilst merging different styles and genres together can often work and shows innovation, it doesn’t quite work for Lucifer’s Fall this time around.