The Lust I Seek
Ancient [EP]


4.0
excellent

Review

by Seth T. White (Cravinov13) USER (61 Reviews)
July 2nd, 2007 | 30 replies | 4,400 views


Release Date: 2006 | Tracklist

Review Summary: A solid effort from the up and coming death doom icon The Lust I Seek.

1 of 1 thought this review was well written

The Lust I Seek is one of those bands that you run across randomly and catch your eye as being a really cheesy doom metal band full of whiny lyrics, angsty guitar playing, and typical song patterns. Well, in this case, you’ve been fooled. The Lust I Seek take on a very unique and conquering style of epic death metal with symphonic doom elements. The vocals range from a deep, emotional level of My Dying Bride clean singing to crushing, brutal death growls that shake can shake the room with intensity if played too loud. The guitars are very defined and catchy, playing everything from sweeping melodies to crushing atmospheres to catchy riffs that make you wonder if they are really as young as they claim to be. The keyboards add great symphonic soundscape and soothing melodies in and out of the unconformity. The bass is easily the most forgettable part about the band, but does standout at some points adding to the guitars powerful melodies. The drummer is equivalent in skill to that of the bassist but manages to keep himself heard by following a lot of the guitars complex patterns.

Ancient is the third release by The Lust I Seek and a solid EP with two great songs both marking in the mid 8 minute range. Carpathian Desire is the first part of the EP and starts off with very constant, heavy guitar riffs as the vocalist chants dark lyrics. The guitars then jump into a another heavy set of riffs as the vocalist roars in his anger. The atmospheric build during the guitar solo that follows leads into a much slower, heavier form of doom. The guitars then flow into a dark, gothic melody as the vocalist jumps from deep death growls to a more black metal vocal style. The guitars then repeats itself but without making it seem like they simply restarted the song, adding some keyboard melodies that help the song progress into a definite closure.

Faces In The Mist is a much more ‘laid back’ track then the first. At least at the intro any ways. The guitars are very catchy and it becomes apparent which is the better of the two tracks as the song reaches a more defined sound of atmospheric melody. The song progresses with the vocals as they change from dark chants to the brutal death growls. The guitars then break off as the keyboard become the dominate instrument. A much more progressive style of song writing appears as the music builds steadily from it’s keyboard breakdown.

The Lust I Seek must take pride in their music making talents because they have a lot to show for it. I wouldn’t be surprised if they ended up becoming the next Moonspell or My Dying Bride, but they do manage to keep their own sound even though their worship for these bands is apparent. My only neg on this EP and the band is that the clean vocals are not what I’d call great, and would be much better if they got either another vocalist to clean sing or drop the clean vocals all together. 4/5 for a great release that is free for download on the band’s website.



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BallsToTheWall
July 2nd 2007



44164 Comments


sounds good. I take it that they sound like novembers doom and daylight dies.

Cravinov13
July 2nd 2007



3854 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Sort of, but unlike Novembers Doom they don't make a bunch of boring tracks and make a full length out of it. Daylight Dies is a good example of what some of their stuff is like.

Cravinov13
July 2nd 2007



3854 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

No love for Cravinov. I wouldn't expect anyone to know of this band but come on people! I wanna know if I'm rusty from not reviewing for a long time or not. Give me some feedback!

Fort23
July 2nd 2007



2469 Comments


Excellent review, I've heard of this but haven'tr checked them out, will now.


Cravinov13
July 2nd 2007



3854 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

all cds for free at www.thelustiseek.cjb.net

Fort23
July 2nd 2007



2469 Comments


sweet

Monticello
July 2nd 2007



805 Comments


I downloaded this, and all their other ones, ages and ages ago but I never got round to listening to them. Guess it's tomorrow then...
Cool review too.

jrowa001
July 2nd 2007



8749 Comments


cool review. ill give this a listen, but i like novembers doom so i dont appreciate you bashing them haha. if they are any similar to daylight dies then im definitely going to like this

Cravinov13
July 2nd 2007



3854 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Well, I guess I should of said late Novembers Doom, I love some of their older albums, The Novella Reservoir was a disappointment though.

jrowa001
July 2nd 2007



8749 Comments


i loved NR. i need to listen to more of their older stuff though, all ive heard is The Knowing and i didnt really like it compared to their newer ones

Cravinov13
July 2nd 2007



3854 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

well, go to this band's website via the profile page and download this and Serpent Scrips. You will not be disappointed.

jrowa001
July 2nd 2007



8749 Comments


i shall do so....let you know what i think

EDIT: just got done listening to Carpathian Desire ands it kicked ass. im definitely getting this and their other onesThis Message Edited On 07.02.07

Cravinov13
July 2nd 2007



3854 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

great to know! Serpent Scripts is much better in my opinion. Beyond The Grace Divine is their best track along with Faces In The Mist.

chimera908
July 2nd 2007



713 Comments


Yeah wow, I just downloaded all their tracks and they've inspired to make sure I check out more doom metal (While this is death metal influenced). This was suprisingly good.

Cravinov13
July 2nd 2007



3854 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

The thing with doom metal is that if you don't look in the right places you find a lot of crap.

Confessed2005
July 3rd 2007



3314 Comments


^^^ True that.

The British own the doom metal genre. End of.

Anathema, Paradise Lost and My Dying Bride are all excellent doom bands.

This sounds very interesting, hopefully I will be able to find this or download it to see what's what.

jrowa001
July 3rd 2007



8749 Comments


^^my dying bride kick ass. i dont have a whole lot of doom cuz i dont like most that i hear. i really like this band Evoken

Cravinov13
July 3rd 2007



3854 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Evoken is amazing. Probably one of the most overlooked gods of doom metal.

kalkal50
July 3rd 2007



2386 Comments


Good review, can I find these guys on slsk?

Cravinov13
July 3rd 2007



3854 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

it'd be easier if you went to the profile page, clicked the homepage, go to downloads, and get all three of their releases for free.



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