Crack Pipes, Goth Clubs, and Questionable BJs: An Interview with Lord Mantis

Crack Pipes, Goth Clubs, and Questionable BJs: An Interview with Lord Mantis

Now, that’s a sound (if you are into this kind of metal).

The music of Lord Mantis does not deserve clichéd descriptions, as it’s far too rich, too textured and too important for an easy dismissal.  Still, on listening to their 3rd full length, Death Mask (out April 29, 2014) the usual tropes immediately came to mind: ‘brutal; “punishing;” “Kvlt” (even though I’m still not exactly sure what that means), but as despite my wandering thoughts that led my imagination to some very dark, deep and yes, sexual and weirdly pleasant sado-masochistic places on the first listen, I was able to put a few coherent thoughts together to know that this album does not deserve the usual metal tropes.

The music of Lord Mantis does not deserve clichéd descriptions, as it’s far too rich, too textured and too important for an easy dismissal.  Still, on listening to their 3rd full length, Death Mask (out April 29, 2014) the usual tropes immediately came to mind: ‘brutal; “punishing;” “Kvlt” (even […]

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