Lycus Chasms on LP
Oakland, CA quartet Lycus returns with Chasms, an intensely powerful and emotive masterpiece of funereal doom metal that marks the band's first full-length recording since 2013's highly hailed Tempest, and their first venture with new allies Relapse Records. Recorded at Atomic Garden Studios with producer Jack Shirley and featuring art from celebrated Italian mastermind Paolo Girardi (Inquisition, Bell Witch), Chasms is four immense tracks of deep, unbridled gloom for acolytes of Mournful Congregation, Inter Arma, Evoken, and YOB. Complete with massive clean/bellowing vocal arrangements, atmospheric cello accompaniments, and enormous compositions, Lycus have created another mournfully expressive work of timeless doom. Chasms is due out in January 2016, and promises to be the new year's heaviest offering.