Sunday, October 30, 2011
Lost Inside-Endless Denial Review
4. Homage to Trist
Lost Inside is a U.S. depressive black metal band. Lost Inside introduce us with their demo, Endless Denial, which is divided into three chapters and an epilogue.
We start off the demo with I. I is pretty much the pinnacle of this album. This song contains dreamy, and catchy melancholic melodic riffs throughout, especially towards the end when embedded with some minor acoustic. Way to start the demo. Just right. II continues with an acoustic opener and then transcends into black metal bliss. The outburst shrieking vox is what makes II second in command. Nice, dark riffs here and there as well. III enters with random riffage and screams. III gets better with bleak, acoustic strums making you feel an emptiness inside throughout the song. III is definitely has a more mature sound. Unlike most depressive bands, all the songs are pretty long, in this case the longest on this album, Homage to Trist, follows till about the 7:25 mark. Homage to Trist starts off with a a murky sound and a bunch of random distortions and such. The tempo continues in a funeral, black doom manner with hardly anything changing. It builds up a little more towards the end, but that's about it.
In summation, Endless Denial has done its justice and make the sounds of Lost Inside a promising band in the future. What I really liked about this demo is that it is pretty short and sweet. Most depressive acts usually make a demo that consists of a repetition sound with slight change for about 8 minutes or so and that can really drag. You won't find this here. Each song has its unique characteristic about it, whether it be melody, acoustics, etc.. Fans of the depressive black metal sound should give this a listen. Check out there myspace page for a sound of the newest song. It sounds pretty good. I am looking forward to what Lost Inside can bring in the future.
Review by Vyldr