Lament - Lament

Published Sunday 20th September 2009
Lament - Lament
Lament - Lament

STYLE: Hard Music
RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
LABEL: Bombworks

Reviewed by Ben Martin

This is a reissue of the 'Through The Reflection' album originally released in 1999 by the Mexico-based doomsters. This package contains both the original album, suitably remastered, plus a bonus 'El Valle De La Decision', a 1995 release from when the band were known as Beheaded. The 'Through The Reflection' reissue offers a more melodic side to the riff oriented musicality of both 'El Valle De La Decision' and Lament's previous release, 'Tears Of A Leper', with the bass and guitar often trading melodies. This is a varied album with solid musicianship and is often rather doom influenced, bearing resemblance to such bands as My Dying Bride and My Silent Wake. With thought provoking lyrics, Lament are a band to listen to if you enjoy death/doom outfits. 'El Valle De La Decision' was originally released on cassette and suffers from poor production quality with the whole EP sounding as though it was recorded in a bedroom. However, it is fascinating to hear where Lament came from before vocalist Marco Perez left and the band crafted a more refined sound.

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