DIABOLIC: Vengeance Ascending: CD

Pretty typical as far as black metal goes, maybe a little bit better than others, but by no means original. The beats are frenetic and the music’s a pretty good listen, but the lyrics are kinda dopey and when one refers in print to the other guys in the band as “my fellow battle-demons,” you gotta expect that most people reading it ain’t gonna to be able to control the laughter.

 –jimmy (www.olympicrecordings.com)