The Last Of Lucy are a band from Huntington Beach, California that plays an experimental mixture of technical death metal, grind and mathcore and this is a review of their self released 2017 album "Ashbattha".
Ambient style soundscapes start off the album before going into more of a heavy and brutal direction which also introduces death metal growls onto the recording along with some high pitched screams and when the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can be heard.
When solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very technical fashion while the riffs also bring in a decent amount of melody along with the songs also bringing in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts as well as the music also mixing both the atmospheric and heavy parts together at times.
Clean guitars can also be heard in certain sections of the recording while the saxophones when they are utilized bring in elements of jazz music along with all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them and at times they music gets very experimental and as the album progresses influences of groove metal, mathcore and technical grindcore are added into the music.
The Last Of Lucy plays a musical style that takes a very brutal and technical form of death metal and mixes it with elements of math, grindcore, groove metal, ambient, jazz and experimental music to create something very original, the production sounds very professional for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover scientific and philosophical themes.
In my opinion The Last Of Lucy are a very great sounding experimental mixture of technical death metal, grind and mathcore and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Chapter II Odyssey" "Obsidian Archetype" and "Agarttha". 8 out of 10.