Lycus / Tempest
Album: Tempest   Collection:General
Artist:Lycus   Added:Jan 2014
Label:20 Buck Spin  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2014-01-09 Pull Date: 2014-03-13 Charts: Loud
Week Ending: Mar 2 Feb 2 Jan 26 Jan 19
Airplays: 1 1 2 1

Recent Airplay
1. Feb 24, 2014: Deathcrush
4. Jan 20, 2014: Deathcrush
2. Jan 27, 2014: Deathcrush
Coma Burn
5. Jan 15, 2014: Brownian Motion
3. Jan 22, 2014: Brownian Motion
Coma Burn

Album Review
The Grunt
Reviewed 2014-01-17
Tags: OAKLAND!!!, LOCAL, Funeral Doom, Post-Metal, Black Metal, Melancholy, Depressing
RIYL: Bell Witch, Graves at Sea, Asunder, My Dying Bride, Wolvserpent

These LOCAL guys caught the underground's attention with their 2011 demo and now they finally deliver their proper debut album and it doesn't disappoint. Slow, but not glacially slow, dynamic, melodic, layered, beautiful. In addition to the doom, they even sprinkle in some black metal influences just to keep you on your toes. Play anything, it's all great!

1.) (11:38) Slow, beautiful funeral doom with some post-metal vibes. Deep tranquil growls. At 7:00, we get a brief black metal interlude. Clean vocal chants under growls near end. Very melodic.
2.) (9:37) This is kinda like older My Dying Bride (with the deep growls and the slow sad melodies). Less post-metal feel here.
3.) (20:35) Starts clean, slowly builds, at 2:00 I got shivers, guitars pluck slightly distorted chords, chants, growls, slow melancholy abounds, but it keeps picking up steam, then blistering black metal with blastbeats, then eases off and slows back down…you get the picture. This song is all about dynamics and crescendos. At 13:00 it falls back to calm shimmery drone feedback noise. Fade this one out a minute or so early. This song is where it's fucking at.

Track Listing
1. Coma Burn   2. Engravings
  3. Tempest