This is a review of a collaboration album between New York's Theologian and Oakland, California's Lament Cityscape and they mix larva rock, blackened synth death, industrial and post metal together and the album is called "Soft Tissue" and will be released on October 21st by Battleground Records.
Dark ambient style synths start off the album along with some melodic chanting and after awhile drones and avant garde elements are added onto the recording and when the music gets heavy it brings in more of an industrial metal staying which also uses angry shouting vocals while the riffs also bring in a decent amount of melody.
Some of the tracks are long and epic in length and the songs also bring in elements of post metal and clean vocals can also be heard at times and some of the heavier riffing brings in black and death metal influences and one track adds in a touch of harsh noise briefly and as the album progresses the vocals start getting more aggressive without losing their melodic edge and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and there is also a brief use of spoken word samples.
Theologian and Lament Cityscape take their 2 separate styles and mix them together to create an album that is mostly rooted in industrial and post metal while also having some touches of ambient, noise, black and death metal, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark and philosophical themes.
In my opinion this is a very great sounding collaboration between Theologian and Lament Cityscape and if you are a fan of noise, industrial and post metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Last Train To Nowhere" "Soft Tissue Is the First To Go" and "Oh, Master". 8 out of 10.