Lugnasad are a band from France that plays a very melodic, raw and primitive form of poetic/occult black metal and this is a review of their 2012 album "Smell Of A Gray Stone" which was released by Art of Propaganda.
Drums range from slow, mid paced to fast drumming with some blast beats being utilized at times, while the bass playing has a very dark tone with riffs that follow the riffing that are coming out of the guitars.
Rhythm guitars range from slow, mid paced to fast black metal riffs that are very raw and primitive sounding along with a good amount of melody being thrown into the riffing, while the lead guitars when t hey are utilized are very melodic sounding black metal guitar solos and leads.
Vocals a re mostly grim sounding and high pitched black metal screams that h ave a depressive tone to them at times along with some deep growls being utilized at times as well as a brief spoken word part and clean singing, while the lyrics cover the poetry and occult philosophy of Ezra Pound, Julius Evola, Rene Guenon, and Raymond Abbelio along with some Paganism and the Age Of Kali Yuga, as for the production it has a very dark, raw and primitive sound to it with some of the songs being long and epic in length.
In my opinion Lugnasad are a very great sounding melodic, raw and primitive poetic/occult black metal band and if you are a fan of t his musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Four In The Fifth Finger" "The Frigid Feast" and "The Veiled Whore". RECOMMENDED BUY.