Casus Luciferi

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Casus Luciferi
Casus Luciferi.jpg
Studio album by Watain
Released November 2003
Recorded 2002–2003, Necromorbus Studio, Sweden
Genre Black metal
Length 50:33
Label Drakkar, Norma Evangelium Diaboli
Producer Tore Stjerna
Watain chronology
Rabid Death's Curse
(2001)
Casus Luciferi
(2003)
Sworn to the Dark
(2007)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Casus Luciferi is the second studio album by the black metal band Watain. It was released in 2003 on Drakkar Productions. It was also released on limited edition vinyl by Norma Evangelium Diaboli and, in 2004, on tape by the Romanian label Mirgilus Siculorum.[2] The album was remastered and reissued in October 2008 with a bonus track, a live cover of the song "Watain" by Von that the band is named after.

Reception[edit]

According to Eduardo Rivadavia, writing for Allmusic, "[t]he career of Sweden's Watain took a major step forward with the release of 2003's sophomore album, Casus Luciferi, which crystallized the sound that would elevate the band -- in tandem with reliably devastating concert rituals -- to the top of the global black metal bone pile." He stated that, with this album, Watain "exchang[ed] the Norwegian influences of prior efforts with a no less devilish blueprint delineated years earlier by seminal Swedish forefathers like Dissection, Marduk, and Dark Funeral." Rivadavia concluded his review saying, "one would be foolish to overlook any track on Casus Luciferi, such is the consistent quality maintained throughout this grand musical grimoire, brimming with power, majesty, and glorious ruin in the name of black metal, and paying testament to Watain's well-deserved ascension following its unveiling."[1]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Erik Danielsson, except where noted; all music composed by Watain.

No. Title Length
1. "Devil's Blood" 5:49
2. "Black Salvation" 6:45
3. "Opus Dei (The Morbid Angel)" (Lyrics by Tore Stjerna of Funeral Mist) 5:33
4. "Puzzles of Flesh" (Lyrics by MkM of Antaeus) 5:39
5. "I Am the Earth" 6:00
6. "The Golden Horns of Darash" (Lyrics by Scorn of Katharsis) 5:41
7. "From the Pulpits of Abomination" 6:34
8. "Casus Luciferi" 8:32
9. "Watain (Von cover)" (Bonus track on the limited edition) 2:47

Personnel[edit]

  • E. (aka Erik Danielsson) – vocals, bass (Curses & Bass of Doom)
  • P. (a.k.a. Pelle Forsberg) – guitars (Darkness)
  • H. (a.k.a. H. Jonsson) – drums, percussion (Chains)

Production[edit]

  • Arranged by Watain
  • Produced, recorded, engineered, mixed and mastered by Tore Stjerna

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Eduardo Rivadavia: Casus Luciferi - Watain, accessed on 14 November 2012.
  2. ^ "MusicMight :: Artists :: WATAIN". Rockdetector.com. 6 December 2008. Retrieved 9 February 2012.