Lucifer V

Lucifer - Lucifer V
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
2024 Ratings: #40 / 105
User Score
Based on 41 ratings
Liked by 4 people
January 26, 2024 / Release Date
LP / Format
Nuclear Blast / Label
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Metal Injection

Lucifer V stands tall as one of the best hard rock or classic metal albums of the last 15 years.

Hats off to Lucifer for creating an album that can finally go shoulder to shoulder with other big releases of the same devilish nature as last year’s Blood Ceremony, gifted to us, mortals, early in the year so we can recreate in its pleasures until Judgement Day.

This is ... Lucifer’s best work to date. Having blossomed into a very good band on their last couple of albums, here everything shines brilliantly with their very own, expertly applied sheen.

"Lucifer V" still has slender roots in the world of thunderous doom; but really this is a much more refined hybrid of spooky classic rock and occult metal, and as sharp and stylish as the contents of a vampire's fly-in wardrobe.
Distorted Sound
LUCIFER will be a breakout band in 2024 – their sound and imagery will excite fans of GHOST just as much as the classic acts mentioned, a truly excellent showcase of making the old sound fresh and dynamic.
Angry Metal Guy

While I enjoyed and recommend Lucifer V, I can envision the stronger album Lucifer could have produced had they been more willing to embrace just a bit more of their original sound; a sound they flirt with time and time again.


Lucifer - Lucifer V

Genre: Hard Rock
Country: Germany/Sweden

Final Verdict: 65% (Good Album)
Yearly Ranking: 28th / 60

Highlight: Maculate Heart

Made me think of:
Rosalie Cunningham
Blood Ceremony
Year of the Goat


The vocals are typically great, the instrumentation and song writing is generally on point. Catchy enough. It just its missing the candle lit vibe of being in the dungeon or whatever. Not the same edge as some of the past material but still a pretty high quality release. Great band.


Lucifer es una banda que ha sabido mantener una calidad intachable e inspiración en casi todos sus discos, y el último no es una excepción. Con un sonido retro pero fresco, que combina influencias de Motorhead, Black Sabbath y Blue Öyster Cult, el grupo liderado por la vocalista Johanna Sadonis y el multi-instrumentista Nicke Andersson nos ofrece nueve canciones contundentes y emotivas, que nos transportan a una atmósfera mística y oscura. La voz de ... read more

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Added on: January 9, 2024