This “Casus Luciferi” album is quite possibly the most generic, boring and derivative black metal “product” – I don’t even want to call it a record – ever released. It might even be worse than Gorgoroth’s “Pentagram” and Deafheaven’s “Sunbather” – yes it’s that bad.
Watain has made a career out of releasing derivative mallcore albums one after the other, case in point with “Lawless Darkness” and the absolutely turdish “Trident Wolf Eclipse” that even Metalious ranks lower than Waking the Cadaver, but when it comes to absolute shittiness and unlistenability, “Casus Luciferi” easily takes the top spot, even amidst Watain’s shitstained discography.
What’s so bad about “Casus Luciferi” you may want to ask? Well, everything.
It manages to be somehow more boring and more generic than the most boring and generic of war metal, and that’s saying something.
But considering Watain is all but a crypto-nu metal band themselves, the war metal comparison might be seen as a complement. It’s not. Watain music is pure shit.
Well, “Casus Luciferi” is crap. Relating this to any form and/or sub-genre of black metal is a shame to black metal, and to the heavy metal scene in whole.
Let’s start with the music. The drums are produced worse than the drums on “Darkside” and instead of sounding like a hobo banging on aluminum cans, they sound like an epileptic, retarded and heroin addicted hobo who triggered aluminum cans on EZDrummer out of sheer laziness, and also because he’s too incompetent to play actual drums.
I guess that the final conclusion is that THIS ALBUM “CASUS LUCIFERI” SUCKS AND DON’T WASTE YOUR TIME LISTENING TO IT. There are better things you can do with your life than wasting 51 minutes of your time on such a shitstain band as Watain. That the “best” parts of the albums are samples of throwing up in intros to songs is not a good omen.
If you want to listen to real black metal, done right, get your hands on “The Epilogue to Sanity” or “Withdrawal” instead. Leave this shit “Casus Luciferi” where it belongs… down the toilet.