Review : LEPROUS – ‘Coal’

Leprous-Coal
Leprous have deeply developed since their debut four years ago. The Norwegian’s third album, Coal, finds them more deliberate and restrained, yet still seeking to magnify the band’s range—all to their success. Squeeze in some time for my review at Ghost Cult.

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Interesting—although we have received promos for both Ereb Altor and the member-sharing offshoot Isole here at Mind Over Metal, nothing of theirs has ever been reviewed. And if you wanna be technical about it, that’s still true, because you’ll need to hit up MetalReview in order to read this review of Gastrike, the band’s third LP.  In both this and my last album reviewed — Witchsorrow God Curse Us — the newer bands acknowledge their lineage… a lot.  But I prefer the former’s love of Bathory to the latter’s Cathedral worship, and this may be the crowning musical achievement for its members thus far.

~MetalMattLongo

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I think Brad liked the 2010 self-titled debut from Witchsorrow a bit more than I enjoyed this sophomore set, but in either case, those with a taste for dripping doom by way of Cathedral will find something to enjoy. Though this is often my speed, and I was certainly in a doom mood, something more was needed for completion —read just how and why, over at MetalReview!

~MetalMattLongo