Lautreamont
Silence of the Deceased


4.4
superb

Review

by Scuro F. STAFF
April 13th, 2018 | 11 replies


Release Date: 2018 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Молчание Мёртвых

Identifying exactly what secret ingredients Russia’s Lautreamont have smuggled into their recipe for success is actually a rather difficult task. Generally, when an album makes such a colossal impression on me, there's something in particular I can gesture towards and declare culpable for my enjoyment. Things are not so simple with Silence of the Deceased, for the brilliant villainy is sequestered away within the arrangements themselves and eludes mere finger-pointing. Although this je ne sais quoi remains unidentified and interwoven with the very songwriting, the persons of interest responsible manage to sound wholly original without resorting to mere divergence or wacky experimentation.

In lieu of any genuine dissection, which might ruin the fun, there's something oddly satisfying about simply accepting Lautreamont’s expertise. Absolutely essential to the experience is the superb production – of that much I'm certain. What's unusually impressive here lies in the perplexing achievement of an atmosphere at once crunchy and dull, simultaneously gloomy and revealing. Hearing the putrid, swampy bass pop and bubble in alliance with uncannily mechanistic drumming is downright glorious. Coupled with discordant guitar riffs, ghastly harsh vocals, and a variety of dissonant embellishments, Silence of the Deceased manages to depict utter desolation and make it feel claustrophobic. Rhythm undeniably commands the soundscape, while desolate harmonies ring out in disturbing disagreement with one another. Blending elements of black and death metal without really being either, Lautreamont find themselves in a precarious no-mans-land which suits their sonic identity all too well. All I can really claim subsequent to this opaque rambling of mine is that Lautreamont have awoken and satiated a hunger previously unbeknownst to myself. Whatever they're doing behind the curtain; it's being done right.




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ScuroFantasma
Staff Reviewer
April 13th 2018


11558 Comments

Album Rating: 4.3

https://lautreamont616.bandcamp.com



This year has been so good, hope things keep up like this.

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ramon.
Contributing Reviewer
April 13th 2018


2553 Comments


yessssssssss, perfect review. still not sure about the prod but the riffs are sick, looking forward to getting my hands on the full thing.

ScuroFantasma
Staff Reviewer
April 13th 2018


11558 Comments

Album Rating: 4.3

Thanks man < 3

TheBarber
April 13th 2018


3737 Comments


When you favorite writer ever becomes a metal band : fuck yeah

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SlightlyEpic
April 14th 2018


5804 Comments


beautiful as the alcoholic's trembling hands

will have to check this out on band name alone

DrGonzo1937
Contributing Reviewer
April 15th 2018


14800 Comments


This song is fucking excellent; as is the review.

ScuroFantasma
Staff Reviewer
April 15th 2018


11558 Comments

Album Rating: 4.3

Thanks for reading dude, glad you dig the track

Pajolero
April 15th 2018


1018 Comments


People here sure do love their metal

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Dimorphic
April 17th 2018


417 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Yo this is pretty dank tbf

teamster
April 28th 2018


3167 Comments


Genre tag this please - excellent review and thanks.

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brainmelter
May 4th 2018


5887 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

not really that 'avant garde' but this is pretty great

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