Review: Lethian Dreams “A Shadow of Memories”

Review: Lethian Dreams “A Shadow of Memories”

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Ethereal and full of beauty, Lethian Dreams returns with their fourth release to flip expectations on their head. A surreal mix of dreamy atmosphere and tense melancholic fog, A Shadow of Memories is a musical journey through genre bending seas of dread and glory.

Very little I can say about this album will do it much justice, as it contains that special air about it. Once which is very difficult to explain. The overall product presented here is one with innumerable layers running throughout it. Themes ebb and flow like the tides, feeling as though they are controlled by some heavenly body and not at all by anything of this earth.

Musically, Lethian Dreams floats between genres like it was never meant to be part of the current scheme of the music industry in the first place.

Dreamily picked guitars float on top of an atmospheric base level that does no disservice to any instrument layered below it. Bass still provides its rock solid grounding while drums maintain a certain air of aggression to them and keys add themselves to the ether of what makes this album great.

The vocal delivery is a huge standout here, with the ghostly whispers bringing to mind a cosmic Sigur Ros. Passionately delivered lines float along wilting atmospheres like they are blown by the wind. Is truly a sound that needs to be experienced for one’s self, as words truly do it no justice.

Of course, some will deride this release as not being heavy or brutal enough, no doubt even questioning it’s place among metal music. I kindly invite these naysayers to fuck themselves. Lethian Dreams brings us an intense and emotionally turbulent musical experience that I for one am grateful to have been given the chance to hear.

Release date: September 25th, 2020

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About the author

Peter Morsellino
Peter Morsellino is an aspiring writer, editor, and musician. Based in sunny Upstate NY, Peter busies himself writing his thoughts on the latest and greatest in the world of Heavy Metal, and as Associate Editor of the Tales to Terrify Podcast. Learn more about Pete and his various projects on Twitter @PMorsellino.

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