Luzbel is one of a handful of formative Mexican metal bands,
forming in the eighties and helping to jump-start an
apparently healthy underground metal scene in their country.
Their story is no doubt similar to other metal bands from
non-mainstream countries, in that they release countless
albums that are well-received locally but rarely
are heard outside their homeland.
As demonstrated on their 2000 release
Luzbel's sound is rough, raw,
a bit thrashy in places, and clearly early
80's-inspired, almost bordering on NWOBHM in feel, though
the Spanish lyrics set them apart from British bands.
At some point the band broke up for legal reasons, and then-vocalist
Arturo Huizar started up
presumably because Luzbel founder Raul Greñas held the rights to the
Lvzbel was intended to be the continuation of Luzbel, but Greñas found
new members and resurrected Luzbel, so both bands have been active and
may both still be active.