Lament Cityscape are a band from Oakland, California that plays a mixture of sludge, doom, post and industrial metal and this is a review of their 2015 album "The Torn" which was released by Battleground Records.
Dark sounding drones and fly sounds start off the album before going into more of a heavy and atmospheric doom metal direction along with some industrial style shouting vocals a few seconds later and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and the songs bring in the heaviness of sludge.
Elements of post metal can be heard quite a bit throughout the recording and most of the tracks are very long and epic in length and as the album progresses clean playing can be heard in certain sections of the recording and on some tracks the vocals get more melodic and one song also bring in a small amount of violins while one track is all instrumental and the whole album sticks to a very slow musical direction from beginning to ending of the recording.
Lament Cityscape plays a style of post metal that is very dark and atmospheric along with some industrial and noise elements while also bringing in the heaviness of sludge and doom metal to create a musical style of their own, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark and philosophical themes.
In my opinion Lament Cityscape are a very great sounding mixture of industrial, sludge, doom and post metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Turn Inward" "The Final Son" and "Never Ended". 8 out of 10.
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