Active since 2005 (and even earlier under the name Hrapp), the Danish black metal band Ligfaerd are about to unleash fresh hell on earth through the release of their fourth album in March via the German label Vendetta Records. The name of the album is Salvator Mundi, and today we present its stunning cover art and first advance track, “Hierusalem“.
In this new song the riffing flies like a swarm of razors over a measured beat, and a trilling lead leaps forth like tendrils of aural flame. Heavy and heaving chords also reverberate in tones of oppressive gloom, dragging and clawing at the senses while paving the way for scorching vocal vitriol. When the lead guitar erupts again, there’s a feeling of frantic despair and pain in its sound. But in this dynamic song, there’s still more to come.
What comes is a violent explosion — drums maniacally blasting, the guitars boiling in a chaotic frenzy, the vocalist screaming in madness. The intensity is frightening, but as the drums boom like timpani and the guitars moan, the moods of dread, cruelty, and hopelessness return.
Vendetta Records will release the new album on March 28th in LP, CD, and cassette tape formats. It will become available for order on the release date