The Lustmord – Trapped In Purgatory Review

THE LUSTMORD - Trapped in Purgatory cover artTrapped In Purgatory is quite a difficult album to get into. You have to appreciate the sheer effort that a band puts into making music that sounds like they’re trying to make as much noise as possible because it’s no mean feat but it does feel a little much at times with The Lustmord.

It just feels like the music is being launched at you with no real structure and direction, rather than put together in a more manageable manner, and it’s almost difficult to know where one track ends and another begins because the tracks are all fairly similar to each other and run into one another, not really sounding like seperate entities which is a shame because the potential is there at the very least.

However, the album does take a turn for the better in the form of closing track In One Hundred Years. There’s a tiny bit of melody injected into the track, which works exceedingly well with the low and guttural vocals, and it also features an absolutely incredible guitar solo which really plays on the band’s strengths – it’s in an extremely strong ending to an otherwise disappointing album.

In all honesty, Trapped In Purgatory is a struggle to truly get into, but it can certainly be said that it ends on a high note.

4/10

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Soundscape's editor, who is particularly fond of doom, black metal and folk (but will give anything a chance). Likes to travel to see bands abroad when she can. Contact: nathumphries@soundscapemagazine.com or @acidnat on twitter.

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