Lucynine is a solo project from Finland that plays a mixture of post black, sludge, doom metal, punk, crust, hardcore, darkwave and experimental and this is a review of his 2020 album "Amor Venenat" which will be released in July by Inverse Records.
Music and spoken word samples start off the album before going into a very fast musical direction which also uses a great amount of blast beats and tremolo picking.Vocals are mostly grim yet high pitched black metal screams. Keyboards are also mixed in with the heavier sections of the music at times.
All of the musical instruments on the recording also have a very powerful sound to them while the songs also add in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts. some tracks also bring in clean singing along with some tracks also adding in elements of post rock and the slower sections of the songs also add in the heaviness of sludge and doom metal.
When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are also done in a very noisy style along with some of the tracks also being very long and epic in length. Spoken word parts also make a return on some of the later tracks as well as the music also having its experimental moments and some tracks show an influence of darkwave.
At times the music also gets very experimental sounding as well as some tracks also adding in some touches of post punk, crust and hardcore and all of the tracks also sound very different from each other, death metal growls can also be heard in certain sections of the recording and as the album progresses psychedelic and blues rock elements can also be heard briefly. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics are a concept album based upon the darkest and most negative sides of love.
In my opinion Lucynine are a very great sounding mixture of post black, sludge, doom metal,punk, crust, hardcore, darkwave and experimental, and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this solo project. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "-Nine Eleven" "Things I'll Never Know" "White Roses" and "Everyone O Lovedis Dead". 8out of 10.