Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Lustre/Of Strength And Solace/Nordvis Productions/2012 CD Review


  Lustre are a 1 man band from Sweden that plays a very atmospheric form of ambient black metal and this is a review of their 2012 album "Of Strength And Solace" which will be released by Nordvis Productions.

Drums range from slow, mid paced to fast drumming with a good amount of blast beats being thrown into the music, while the keyboards bring in a very dark ambient sounding sound to the music that has the feeling of early classic ambient, as for the bass playing it has a very dark tone with riffs that follow the riffing that is coming out of the guitars.

Rhythm guitars range from slow, mid paced to fast black metal riffs that are very dark, raw and primitive sounding and there are no guitar solos or leads present on this recording with the music going for more of a mimimilistic approach.

Vocals are all high pitched black metal screams while the lyrics touch on darkness, nature and mysticism with the songs being divided into 4 chapters, as for the production it has a very dark, raw and primitive sound to it.

In my opinion Lustre are a very great sounding nature orientated atmospheric ambient black metal band and if you are a fan of this style you check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Part 1" and "Part 3". RECOMMENDED BUY.

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