Whether this should be filed under the
banner is subject to debate.
Cemetary 1213 was the third installment for Mathias Lodmalm,
a path that started with the original band called
Cemetary, which metamorphosed into
for a time, and then here.
The 1213 suffix was in reference to the Cemetary song
"1213 - Transgalactica", and was meant to signal a rebirth as
opposed to simply reforming the old band, though there may have been
legal reasons for the addition.
Anyway, The Beast Divine
was indeed a new chapter for Lodmalm.
While there were noticeable similarities to the Cemetary songs
(circa Black Vanity
), the songs here were brighter, the guitars
edgier, and the tone a bit more upbeat, while at the same time
the style were heavier than any previous Lodmalm work.
The experiments with alternative musical directions (such as the
excellent industrial-tinged "Antichrist 3000") worked well -- this
was a quality album, arguably among the best of any Lodmalm
Cemetary itself was resurrected once more after this project, Lodmalm
releasing an album in 2005 under the Cemetary banner (Phantasma
before leaving the metal music world altogether.
The Beast Divine
Reviews: Metal Observer
- The Lightning / Firewire
- Union Of The Rats
- Silicon Karma (It Just Can't Be The Same)
- AntiChrist 3000
- The Carrier
- Linking Shadows
- Sunset Grace (Let-Me-Die-Alone)
- Dead Boy Wonder
- Empire Of The Divine
- Anthem Apocalypse
- Mathias Lodmalm
- Manne Engström
- Vesa K.
- Christian Silver