Lord Mantis – Death Mask Album Review

Ugly. That’s the first word that comes to mind when listening to this record. Metal, especially the extreme end of the spectrum, has traditionally been a conventionally ugly form of music. Untrained ears might hear nothing but abrasive noise when listening to an album like Death Mask from Chicago-based blackened doom noise quartet Lord Mantis. They’re often defined popularly as a “sludge” band but their label, Profound Lore, has publicly denounced that label for their music. Continue reading “Lord Mantis – Death Mask Album Review”