Lago are a band from Arizona that has been featured before in this zine and plays a brutal form of death metal with elements of black metal and this is a review of their 2014 album "Tyranny" which will be released in September by battleground Records.
A very dark, melodic and heavy sound starts off the album along with some brutal blast beats and all of the musical instruments sounding very powerful which leads up to a mixture of growls and screams and the solos and leads the band uses are more in a melodic and direction direction and the band also bring s in a good mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
There is a good amount of old school death metal elements in the bands musical style along with the dark atmosphere of black metal and almost every second of this recording has a very heavy and brutal sound to it while the songs display a great amount of variety and melody as well as keeping everything in a very dark musical direction and they also bring in a couple of tracks track that is over 6 to 7 minutes in length which also sees them adding in a brief use of folk instruments before returning back to a heavier direction on the last track.
Lago picks up from where they left off on the ep continuing their brutal death metal sound while still having a blackened edge to them as well as adding more melody in their music this time around, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark and philosophical themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Lago and if you are a fan of brutal death metal with a blackened edge, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Tyranny Of Man" "Bring To Ruin" and "Pox of the Weary". 8 out of 10.