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Released: 2013, Independent
Reviewer: Metal-Rules.com UK Team
Montreal based Melodic Death Metal band ‘LachrymAnopsia’ (how the eff do you even say that) self released their debut 7 track album back in July 2013 with the uninventive title ‘Released.’
Having been around the scene since 2007 the title almost seems like some sort of ironic gesture, as it’s taken them so long to get a record out.
Although the album comes under the genre of melodic death metal there is evidence of some alternative and progressive metal on the record, as well as some experimenting with synths and nu-metal married together to create LachrymAnopsia’s unique sound. Expect powerful melodic riffs, ballsy bass lines and blasting drumbeats combined with Williams death metal vocals as he growls philosophical lyrics in both French and English.
Opening track ‘The further I search, the less I comprehend’ begins with static sounds, you’d be forgiven if you thought the disc needed a good cleaning until a massive melodic guitar riff kicks in before Williams scolding vocals grab your attention. ‘Natures Leprosy’ the lead single off the album is a future crowd favourite, the chorus ‘This is what we fucking are’ could be heard being screamed back by a stampede of die hard fans. Just when you think the album has reached its peak of heaviness it beats us with a belter, ‘Nailed down, Hammered on’ the best track on the album by far, with it’s well written lyrics (that are the easiest to understand out of all the tracks) and the immense drumbeats that are an experience of their very own.
The only concern is at times it feels like the lads have tried to do a little bit too much in just 7 tracks and it will take a few listens for your ears to grasp the head-banging worthy moments, but having said that it is hard to believe it is a self released record as it does sound undeniably professional and well worth a listen but LachrymAnopsia are a few musical miles away yet to becoming masters of their craft.
Best Track – Nailed down, Hammered on
Review by Nadean Daley
1.The further I search, the less I comprehend
2.A Hypoplastic masterpiece
5.Nailed down, Hammered on
William – Vocals,
Alex – Guitar Isaac – Guitar,
Marc-Antone – Bass
Emeric – Drums
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