Lycus - Chasms
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Based on 30 ratings
2016 Ratings: #468
January 15, 2016 / Release Date
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From blistering black metal freak-out to crushing Neurosis climax to an unexpected psychedelic undertow, there's no incidental music here.


At marathon lengths, even the deliberate repetition and yogic yawns of the more curdled segments seem structured to aid meditation or contemplation. Dark as it may seem, the effect is centering — a sensory-deprivation soak in raw sewage.

Consequence of Sound

Chasms thrives in that specific space in the mind where it coexists with anxieties and fears of insignificancy, mortality, and loss.

Raw, Powerful, Creative, and Huge. These are some chosen words describing this Blackened-Doom giant. Lycus said everything they needed in 4 songs that some bands cannot do with 10-13. Even the small vocal snags that I noticed that drew me away the overall sound and atmosphere that they created made me forget that even happened in the first place.
Really well crafted and huge. I just had some problems with the vocals on the first track and I also think overall it could have more dynamics.

The self titled track is the monster, the real deal. Mirage is a short little doom treasure and Obsidian Eyes is the perfect closer.
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Track List

  1. Solar Chamber
  2. Chasms
  3. Mirage
  4. Obsidian Eyes
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