Lekamen Illusionen Kallet called LIK for short are a band from Sweden with some well known members of the Swedish black metal scene that mixes black metal with occult and gothic rock together and this is a review of their 2011 album "The Second Wind" which will be released by Nordvis Records.
Drums range from slow to mid paced drumming with no fast playing or blast beats present on the recording, while the bass playing has a very dark tone which is mixed down low in the mix and seems to follow the riffing that is coming out of the guitars and at times they sound very powerful with a 70's rock feel.
Rhythm guitars alternate between slow to mid paced riffs that combine black metal with 70's and Gothic rock with an avant garde and doomy feel and there are little to no guitar solos or leads present on the recording.
Vocals alternate between grim sounding black metal scrams and clean singing that mixes gothic rock and avant garde together, while the lyrics are written in a mixture Of English and Swedish and touch on Occultism, Religion, Mysticism and Spiritism, as for the production it has a very dark and raw feel to it.
In my opinion LIK are a very good and original band that mixes black metal with Avant Garde 70's and Gothic Rock, and if you are looking for something original sounding, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TACKS INCLUDE "Death Breeder" "The Delusionist" and "The Second Wind". RECOMMENDED BUY.