Lòdz is a rather new French band from Lyon, and in my ears, they play a lightweight form of post-metal metal, a more easy listening way of Cult Of Luna. They kind of remind me of the Stockholm-based band The Moth Gartherer, and a lot of Katatonia, which is a good thing!
This is a kind of music genre that I’ve discovered last year, and it’s growing on me. This melancholic and atmospheric sound, with songs that you never know where it’s going to end… I love it!!
The fact that the shortest song on the album is just under five minutes is yet another thing that speaks to me. If you read my earlier reviews and postings, you know that I LOVE the really long and winding songs, and that’s exactly what I get when listing to Lòdz. And that ambient sound toghether with that almost desperate song… it really talks to me.
As I said, it’s a lightweight-based form of Cult Of Luna, and it’s a great way to get into the genre. It’s a difficult genre but Lòdz make it easy to go there.
The music, well, it’s metal guitars and metal drums… So I like it! Then there’s the melodies. And they are just beautiful. It’s the kind of melodies that just get you hypnotized. A lot of bands could have stumbled and fall right here… but Lòdz have a singer that really goes with the music. I just love his voice, all the way from his normal singing, all the way to almost growling!
I really love this album, and I love this band! GIVE ME MORE, I say! This is the music I need to hear, to get by in the winter in Sweden!
The Sound of Deceit, Time Doesn’t Heal Anything, Shattered Dreams and Cataract are so far my favorite songs, if I have to choose, but it’s a great album, and I know it will spin the rest of the year!
The album was released on March 17.
Here’s the title song; Time doesn’t heal anything:
And here’s the album on Spotify: