söndag 16 juli 2017
Lathspell - Torn Cold Void
After enjoying their previous album "Impious Incantations" in 2014 my appetite for more Lathspell was ignited! Sure that album was already their fourth one (and not counting the demos and splits) so i was already seriously behind....but better late then never they say. (who? .............they.)
The music you get here is some smokey black (well written) shards of darkness, it shimmers and reflects both internal and external apocalyptic longings and strife.... it mixes greatly both aggressive blast attacks with somber melodic hymns that both caress and chokes, the mixing & production is strong, punchy and organic. An all engulfing experience!
Also i find it has a quite grown up vibe to it, a sophistication (both in composition and atmosphere) that runs like a river of blood through out the album...
Long songs is not uncommon in black metal of course but these four ones infuses a perfectly balanced blend of memorable guitar compositions, harsh and bleeding vocals and punishing drums....and some well used bass parts. Never a dull moment in other words.
All in all this release has nothing i can nit pick on really it is just a great album...certainly one of 2016 top creations.
Co-released by Wolfspell Records & Patologian Laboratorio Productions
1. I Am Death 08:54
2. Beneath the Flaming Earth 11:34
3. Blood Embrace This Soil 10:06
4. Torn Cold Void 09:34