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Cover Art: Mike McClatchey
LAMENT CITYSCAPE: Oakland heavy industrial collective issues “Running Out of Decay” video; ‘The New Wet’ — first chapter of EP trilogy out now
Oakland-based heavy industrial group LAMENT CITYSCAPE drops the video for the track “Running Out of Decay.” The track serves as the opening track of their recently released EP The New Wet, the first in a series of three EP releases. A single concept crosses into all three EPs, each EP representing a stage in transforming oneself into something new.
Channeling the unearthly terror and dismally charged eeriness, heavy industrial artillery known as Lament Cityscape has been wreaking havoc since 2013. Although their sound can be categorized best with the heavy industrial umbrella, the Oakland based unit transposes the identifiers of murky sludge, post-metal, dark post-punk, avant-noise and dark ambient as well. Currently set as a four-piece, the ever-evolving experimental group was originally started off as a sludge outfit by Mike McClatchey and later had been served as a duo for the majority of the journey.
Having one LP, The Torn, a massive collaborative album, Soft Tissue, with New York blackened synth-death group THEOLOGIAN, and a slew of mini releases in their armory, the larva rock quartet has set 2020 to release a set of 3 EPs. A single concept crosses into all three EPs, each EP representing a stage in transforming oneself into something new.
The first EP of this series, The New Wet, arrived on January 31st. On this three-track EP, Lament Cityscape’s focus laid on churning out more catastrophic textures and decaying cinematic atmosphere. Unlike the debut LP, which dwells primarily in the hypnotic sludge arena, the impending EP mostly embraces the apocalyptic ambiance and discordant industrial energy.
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“This isn’t music for the faint of heart – this is music for people who want sounds that will pull them out of reality and into another dimension of pain, suffering and catharsis.” — CVLT Nation
“What it sounds like is industrialized sludge compressed under a million megatons of distortion.” — Toilet ov Hell
“the band ranks as one of the single most underrated industrial outfits running right now, ’cause this shit sounds super pro and is all about nuanced detail and intricacy . . .” — Aversionline
“It’s the perfect one two punch of aggro instrumentation with lush atmosphere.” — Metal Trenches (8.3/10 rating)
17/20 Rating — Spirit of Metal
“The over all heavy oppressive sound mixed with that driving massive post metal tone is just brilliant to say the least.” — The Doorway To