Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Leucosis - Leucosis

Upon first hearing this new album the scenery and heredity of this band become clear as day. In the vein of other American west-coast bands like Ash Borer and Fell Voices (with whom they've shared the stage) they produce this hybrid shape of black metal, being true to the Norwegian original in esthetic and overall sentiment but with a clear injection of melancholic and droning genius. What further sets them apart however is their capacity to sound more dynamically melodic, similar to many European black metal bands like Mgla, Tardigrada or maybe even Winterfylleth.

Another defining characteristic is the integration of harsh sludge and doom elements that shine through in a couple of their songs, which in turn makes them sound even more exhilarating and refreshing. I can't subdue the impression that this band is only on the cusp of breaking through into the global black metal scene and in due time will be positively featured in the most widely respected blogs and magazines from all over the world.

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