Watain - Lawless Darkness


8.4 | 246 votes |
Release date: 7 June 2010
Style: Black metal

Owners:

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29 want it
1 trades it


01. Death's Cold Dark
02. Malfeitor
03. Reaping Death
04. Four Thrones
05. Wolves Curse
06. Lawless Darkness
07. Total Funeral
08. Hymn To Qayin
09. Kiss Of Death
10. Waters Of Ain
11. Chains Of Death [Death SS cover] [Digipak bonus]

Staff review by
BitterCOld
Rating:
8.3
So with much anticipation, stoked by a three year wait and the crazed proclamations of E. Andersson, Watain have released Lawless Darkness, the follow-up to the crushing Sworn To The Dark.

I'm not sure if this is going to live up to the hype provided by their outspoken front man, who is to pre-album proclamations what Morbid Angel's Trey Azagthoth is to batshit crazy liner notes… the album has been out a couple weeks and no fires raining from the sky Satamic apocalypse have befallen us.

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published 22.06.2010 | Comments (16)

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09.06.2010 - 14:04
Rating: 8
AbdelioR

Posts: 105
From: Spain

Very good album.
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97. Keep your Gore level down for your friends, you're still a social being.
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01.12.2010 - 21:50
Rating: 10
Bastard

Posts: 7
From: Poland
Old school black metal !
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http://www.myspace.com/bloodwrittenofficial
new album is ready
lookin' for a label
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03.02.2011 - 17:47
Rating: 9
Akbarz

Posts: 24
From: UK

Indeed one of the best black metal albums of 2010.
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Like a slow scenery
I'm losing all my faith
In a lifeless motion
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24.02.2011 - 18:36
Rating: 9
AngelofDeth
Cyborg Raptor

Posts: 1174
From: USA

Favorite Black Metal Album Ever
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pewpew.. gotcha
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11.06.2011 - 16:20
Rating: 8
Carl Berg
Carl Berg

Posts: 589
From: Luxembourg

Very enjoyable release, but reminds too much of Dark Funeral
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05.03.2012 - 05:49
Rating: 9
AngelofDeth
Cyborg Raptor

Posts: 1174
From: USA

Written by Carl Berg on 11.06.2011 at 16:20

Very enjoyable release, but reminds too much of Dark Funeral

yea it is reminiscent of DF but i feel this album is more complex and varied compared to DF worx
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14.02.2013 - 17:59
Rating: 8
Góral
Combo Breaker

Posts: 482
From: Poland

The last three Watain's albums it's really noteworthy experience.
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14.02.2013 - 18:11
Paz
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Posts: 2868
From: Poland

Written by Góral on 14.02.2013 at 17:59

The last three Watain's albums it's really noteworthy experience.

Sure, but "Casus Luciferi" is by far their best imho.
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14.02.2013 - 18:15
Rating: 8
Góral
Combo Breaker

Posts: 482
From: Poland

Written by Paz on 14.02.2013 at 18:11

Sure, but "Casus Luciferi" is by far their best imho.

Possibly, but "the best" is a relative term. I prefer to treat this as a very successful trilogy.
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19.08.2013 - 03:02
Rating: 7
Dentura
Shadow King

Posts: 1260
From: USA

Very good and strong release, thought I do prefer the new album The Wild Hunt after listening to it.
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...And so death to the falsity of thy former rulers. Thy kingdom of "heaven" burns in a field of fire, and Dentura is the one true God thou must yield thy hearts and souls to in absolute submission. It is his ultimate decree and will unto thee..
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13.09.2013 - 12:45
Rating: 7
Kuroboshi

Posts: 804
From: Sweden

A tad to long perhaps. The closer is magnificent. And the chants in Four Thrones.
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28.02.2014 - 18:49
Rating: 9
bleak

Posts: 92
From: Argentina

Great strong album. One of my favourite black metal albums of all time, no doubt about it!
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05.09.2016 - 00:13
Rating: 9
Simsda

Posts: 94
From: Sweden

I can't get enough of the tremolo melodies on this album.
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