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Album Review: Lucifer – Lucifer III

Ulra-cool retroists Lucifer do the Devil proud on third album…

Naming their first two albums Lucifer and Lucifer II didn’t suggest that Swedish retro-rock gang Lucifer are a band with a penchant for wild experimentation. Fittingly, there are few shocks on Lucifer III, but there is a wealth of style, some great songs, and pure rock DNA. Lucifer did swing things about a bit between those first two albums, along with most of their line-up, but the core sound remains resolutely locked in the 70s.

With vocalist Johanna Sadonis and The Hellacopters’ Nicke Andersson now established as the creative heart, this leans towards the pop-tinged hard rock of the band’s second album, rather than the doomier strokes of the first. Opener Ghosts starts on a great hooky riff and a tastefully restrained howl of guitar that could have come from Ghost (the band), before Midnight Phantom rides in on some satisfyingly metallic guitars and a huge groove. 

There are occult shenanigans at play, but it’s more Hammer Horror dress-up than serious evil, and the whole album is a bundle of spooky, crushed velvet-clad fun. 

Verdict: 3/5

Posted on March 21st 2020, 9:00a.m.
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