Release: 29 April 2014
On April 29th, Profound Lore Records will release the third full-length from Chicago’s anti-life outfit, LORD MANTIS, with Death Mask. Unleashing something far darker even than their prior LP’s released via Seventh Rule and Candlelight, this is a pretty intense set of seven songs..
The fifty-minute Death Mask was recorded with Sanford Parker (Twilight, Voivod, Eyehategod, Yob) at Chicago-based Electrical Audio and Soma Studios, also responsible for engineering both prior albums. Indian’s guitarist/vocalist Dylan O’Toole also contributed additional vocals on two of the tracks on the album, adding yet another dose of nihilism to the record, which bears the warped cover art of tattooist/musician Jef Whitehead (Leviathan, Twilight).
The Aural Delights View : Incredibly heavy, intense and taking no prisoners throughout it’s just under fifty minutes. An almost hypnotic riff assault sucks you into a maelstrom of unforgiving noise, layers of tortured vocals and guitars and Bonham-eque beats. Not for the faint of heart! Most enjoyable and at the same time cathartic.