I feel like all this noise and chaos in their recent releases is sort of the opposite of what I love about their music... The best part of 'Fly By Night' isn't the bit at the beginning, it's when the song starts exploding with melody. The best part of the album in general isn't the overwhelming static noise on Trilogy 6, it's 'Uniform' which is one of my all-time favourite songs. Loma are *unbelievably* good at doing a sort of melodic variety of screamo, and tbh if you look at most of the comments below me it seems a lot of people agree with me that Dark Mountain was their best work. I CAN DO noise and chaos, I fucking love Plague Widow, y'know? But it feels like they're kind of missing the point of why people love Loma... anyway, maybe that's just me.
Loma Prieta writes 4 minutes of gritty, balls to the wall skramz, while Raein writes three minutes of....well disappointment when compared with the Loma tracks. Perhaps not the best combination of tracks, but the Loma snippets are more than worth your time.