Lord Vigo – Six Must Die


Third release in four years of existence for the overproductive German metallers Lord Vigo. With a name inspired by the Carpathian supervillain Vigo Von Homburg that threatened to plague New York City in Ghostbusters 2, the band introduced itself with the Under Carpathian Sun EP in 2015 and was immediately spotted by the radars of the Greek No Remorse Records. The label housed the band for the 2017 Blackborne Souls album and Six Must Die lands just a year after that. If you haven’t had the chance to encounter Lord Vigo so far, the best description would definitely be oldschool Doom Metal. From the beginning of the album is more than obvious that the band doesn’t divert from the style that it chose to represent in the first place. Six Must Die is a wedding between two different styles. On one hand the Swedish side with references to Count Raven and Nemesis (pre-Candlemass) and on the other the British one with strong N.W.O.B.H.M. references, primarily by Witchfinder General. This wedding is blessed by a dominant epic atmosphere. So the band has a clear target and maintains a steady course provided by its solid metal compass. Taking these facts under account, it’s a matter of compositions to determine if the fans of the genre will turn their heads towards Lord Vigo and maintain contact. I myself wasn’t completely covered since the songs couldn’t move me and that was the case with the previous album too. That doesn’t mean that I don’t acknowledge the fact that the band is comprised of the right ingredients and their recipe can prove adequate for the fans of their style.