Posted by christophermammal
This should be too good to resist if you’re fan of Gothic doom-death metal with galactic-class soprano vocals. Lanthanein, from Argentina, are giving away their EP to help promote their forthcoming full album, Lágrimas (“Tears”).
There’s a link on their Facebook page to the EP download. You can get Nocturnálgica free at this location. Before you do that, it would be good of you to visit Lanthanein on Facebook and say hello, thank you, etc.
The heart of the band is two people. Marilí Portorrico, the exceptionally good vocalist, also does the arrangements and directs the choir that gives the music its rich, operatic metal flavour. Juan Mansilla plays guitars and bass, and also does the backup male vocals and growling.
Marilí and Juan set out to make music that captures the splendour of classical music and the darkness and bite of 1990s Gothic metal. They achieve both objectives completely. The result is a set of songs reminiscent of The Sins Of Thy Beloved and bands of that ilk and era, but with grand symphonic backing.
I’ll most certainly want the full album. Judging by Nocturnálgica, Lágrimas will be beautiful. Here’s the title track from the EP.