|Review: Lantlôs - .neon|
Label: Prophecy Productions
Year released: 2010
Genre: Black Metal
Review online: August 1, 2010
Reviewed by: Pagan Shadow
Rated 3/5 (60%) (23 Votes)
For some strange reasons, and although I've reviewed their work before, I was under the impression that this was a German band. They are not, since Neige is, in fact, a musician from two French black metal acts: Amesoeurs and Alcest.
Lantlos have been labeled as post-black metallers. You can feel their roots are from that great underground movement with these elements: raspy vocals, tremolo picking leads and blast beats. This is not the one-dimensional furious type of metal though. These guys can be as efficient in conveying their feelings through moderate and calmer tempos. The guitar playing is excellent and could be as extreme with distortion as it could be harmonious with melodic arpeggios and clean leads. As is frequently seen amongst the good French metal acts, dark emotional patterns are felt throughout this disc. Thus .neon emanates through its sonic structure a melancholic/depressive edge. The raspy vocals are decipherable, giving another chance to perceive their somber poetry.
In short, .neon is another very good impression left in the French underground scene. Only six compositions, lasting around 40 minutes, this new effort s filled with very good moments. My favorite tracks are "Minusmensch", "Pulse/Surreal", "Coma" and the intense and crushing instrumental title track.
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