Lustre are a band from Sweden that has been featured before in this zine with a musical style I would describe as being atmospheric, ambient black metal and this is a review of their 2013 album "Wonder" which was released by Nordvis.
"Moonlight Meadow" starts off with some atmospheric ambient synth, drum programming and slow black metal riffs staying that way for awhile and the grim screams start kicking in before the music goes into a more soft and mellow direction while still utilizing the heavy parts and vocals as well as the synths changing the pace around to add more variety to this long and epic song as well as introducing whispered parts towards the end.
"Green Worlds" starts off with a slow dark ambient sound before the guitar riffs kick in with the drum programming which leads to even more powerful and melodic sounds from the synths as well as switching back and forth between the soft and heavy parts and there are no vocals present on the song with the music being all instrumental.
"A Summer Night" starts off with some mid paced black metal riffs, drum programming and powerful yet atmospheric sounding synths and then the screams start kicking in which remain in that direction for 5 minutes until the new wave and synth pop sounds kick in while also throwing in some slow ambient black metal riffing before returning to the more mid paced parts.
"Petrichor" starts off with some Burzum style ambient synths before the drum programming, slow and heavy riffs kick in which also combine very well with the softer elements until the song goes more into a softer direction with the synths also utilizing a variety of different sounding keys which make the song have a more atmospheric feeling before going back to the heavier sounds and there are no vocals present on t his song with the music being all instrumental.
Song lyrics cover darkness and nature themes, while the production has a very strong, powerful and dark sound with the songs being very long and epic in length.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Lustre and if you are a fan of this band, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Moonlight Meadow" and "A Summer Night". RECOMMENDED BUY.