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Jan. 31, 2020


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The Pitch: Oakland, California sludge band, Lament Cityscape, is at it again with a new EP of atmospheric angst. FFO: Neurosis, Cult Of Luna, The Moth Gatherer

What I Like: Lament Cityscape have carved out a pretty cool niche of spacy sludge and post metal with a twist of 90's industrial alternative. Given the fuzzy distortion, hypnotic drumming, and hooky piano melody, "Running Out of Decay" would sound right at home on Nine Inch Nails' The Fragile were it not for the echoing Neurosis vocals. By the time we reach the earth shaking chord progressions of "Borer," it's clear that this band has strong roots in everything from Godflesh to  ISIS. And all of this expressed expertly in just 3 incredibly tight tracks.

Critiques: I've really got nothing negative to say about this one. All it needs is the full support of the sludge and post metal community.

The Verdict: Awesome EP that should delight fans of the genre while also drawing the ears of relative superficial listeners like myself. It's the perfect one two punch of aggro instrumentation with lush atmosphere.

Flight's Fav's: Seepage, Running Out Of Decay

- Review by FlightOfIcarus

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