Lascar are a band from Chile that plays post black metal and this is a review of their 2016 compilation album which contains the 2016 full length "Absence" plus the 2015 demo "Depths" and was released by A Sad Sadness Song.
Clean post rock style guitars start off the album along with some atmospheric synths a few seconds later and they also mix in with the more heavier and melodic material of the recording and when the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can be heard while t he vocals are mostly high pitched black metal screams.
Most of the guitar solos and leads are done in a very melodic fashion and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with all of the tracks being very long and epic in length while the tremolo picking gives the songs a more raw feeling and as the album progresses the music gets more depressive while elements of shoegaze as well as acoustic guitars are added into certain sections of the recording.
Lascar plays a style of post black metal that is very depressive and atmospheric while having its raw moments, the production sounds very raw yet heavy at the same time while the lyrics cover nature and mysticism themes.
In my opinion Lascar are a very great sounding post black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Wilderness" "Last Seas" and "Ocean Echoes". 8 out of 10.