Lantlos
.neon


4.5
superb

Review

by ThyCrossAwaits USER (46 Reviews)
June 26th, 2010 | 195 replies


Release Date: 2010 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Scientifically simple but brilliant.

Neige is the biggest whore in black metal.

The French blackgazer is best known for Alcest and (mistakenly) associated with La Sale Famine and Peste Noire. He's also a part of Amesoeurs and has now usurped vocal duties for Lantlos.

While the bastard’s pulling Jack White-level musical prostitution, Herbst, the man behind all the instrumentation for Lantlos, does the real chemistry.

.neon takes riffs reminiscent of everything from Hammock-style soaring post-rock, to cool jazz, to pop- and arena-rock, drops some blast beats behind it, and smears Neige’s distinctive wails across the top. Fill with tremolo picking and that’s it, that’s the formula. And fortune prick me if it doesn’t work wonders. “Neige de Mars” sounds like kvlt Mono. .neon is 6 tracks and just short of 40 minutes, but tracks like “Pulse/Surreal”, with its chill intro and smooth clean vocals (speaking of Toby Driver…) proves the record’s overall solidity. It’s not as folky krieg as Peste Noire, not as gothic as Amesoeurs, and not as light or melodic as Alcest, but Herbst may be the one to finally perfect the post-rock/black metal smoothie (and a perfect perch to keep Neige's talents and ego in balance).



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BludgeonySteve
June 26th 2010


558 Comments


Sounds intriguing. Amusing review to say the least.

Athom
Staff Reviewer
June 26th 2010


17231 Comments


awesome to see this reviewed.

Burn2Burn
June 26th 2010


2378 Comments


I wasn't really a fan of this band's S/T so should I even bother with this?

ThyCrossAwaits
June 26th 2010


3070 Comments


^YES you should. The S/T didn't have Neige, hence the whole "throne he usurped" thing.

liledman
June 26th 2010


3826 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

great album

jingledeath
June 27th 2010


7104 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

p good album

Zip
June 27th 2010


5312 Comments


awesome artwork, def interested in this just because it looks cool

BallsToTheWall
June 27th 2010


44805 Comments


loVE THE REVIEW.

ThyCrossAwaits
June 27th 2010


3070 Comments


wtf who negged

porch
June 27th 2010


8460 Comments


who cares

good review

ThyCrossAwaits
June 27th 2010


3070 Comments


shanks mishter

Infernis
June 30th 2010


398 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

The actual concept behind the album is interesting, though since his English isn't so great, it's a bit difficult to get a great detailed idea...but it's still a beautiful one. If you liked the harsher moments on the latest Alcest, it's pretty much more of that - though with some jazzy interludes and a bit more of a calming feel. Really enjoyable album though.

It's not as bleak sounding as the previous album. Far more uplifting/atmospheric...though both are great albums.

ThyCrossAwaits
June 30th 2010


3070 Comments


@Infernis: yeah, I was surprised by how the post-rock elements made a black metal album (depressing by its very nature) into something very beautiful.

Zion
July 1st 2010


812 Comments


whoever negged is an idiot, this is one of the best reviews I've read in a while, kudos

ThyCrossAwaits
July 2nd 2010


3070 Comments


thanks, I appreciate it man

silkforcalde
July 3rd 2010


404 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

whoever wrote this review has no clue about neige, he IS NOT IN PESTE NOIRE.

edit: neige was in peste noire for the demo stages. neige is not on the first peste noire album. neige wrote one song on the second peste noire album. neige was not on the third peste noire album.

peste noire is famine. peste noire has always been famine. famine uses session musicians. he writes the music. it is his outlet. it is fundamentally famine and is not neige.

edit x2: as a longtime maudlin of the Well fan, to me, maudlin of the Well is far from Toby Driver. Greg Massi and Jason Byron were definitely my favorite members, by far. Byron's growl was amazing and Baliset's guitar playing defined the band. Toby Driver... eh... maudlin was WAY better than Kayo Dot.

Dryden
July 3rd 2010


13287 Comments


u mad

Relinquished
July 3rd 2010


26079 Comments


dude's raging

silkforcalde
July 3rd 2010


404 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

well if you can't tell by my avatar, i fucking love peste noire. fucking LOVE peste noire.

silkforcalde
July 3rd 2010


404 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

also, amesoeurs sounds nothing like the cranberries. if you want a jumping off point to compare them to, try asobi seksu



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