Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Lord Mantis/Pervertor/Candlelight Records/2012 CD Review

Lord Mantis are a band from Chicago, Illinois that plays a mixture of black metal and sludge and this is a review of their 2012 album "Pervertor" which will be released by Candlelight Records.

Drums range from slow to midpaced drumming with only a brief use of fast playing and blast beats, while the bass playing has a very dark tone with riffs that follow the riffing that is coming out of the guitars.

Rhythm guitars range from slow to mid paced sludge/doom metal riffs that are also influenced by black metal, thrash and punk while the lead guitars are very noisy and distorted sounding guitar solos and leads.

Vocals are a mixture of high pitched black metal and sludge style screams mixed in with some deep blackened death metal growls, while the lyrics cover dark, perverted and occult themes, as for the production it has a very dark, deep, heavy, powerful and professional sound to it.

In my opinion Lord Mantis are a very great sounding black metal/sludge hybrid and if you are a fan of this style, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Pervertor Of The Will" "Ritual Killer" and "At The Mouth". RECOMMENDED BUY.

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