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Release date: 29 April 2014
Style: Blackened sludge metal

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7.4 | 30 votes

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01. Body Choke
02. Death Mask
03. Possession Prayers
04. You Will Gag For The Fix
05. Negative Birth
06. Coil
07. My Three Crosses

Review


Line-up
Andrew "Aamonael" Markuszewski - guitars, backing vocals
Ken "Sorceron" Bergeron - guitars
Bill Bumgardner - drums
Charlie Fell - bass, vocals

Guest musicians
Dylan O'Toole - vocals


Additional info
Artwork by Jef "Wrest" Whitehead (Leviathan).

Staff review by
Apothecary

Rating:
7.8
How does a band top a masterpiece, exactly? Within metal, history has shown us with albums like Human and Hammerheart that it's typically done by changing their sound to something different, but still potent and effective. While this may sound like a bunch of theoretical bullshit, in the case of Lord Mantis, this rule is proving true yet again with Death Mask, an album that may not live up to its landmark predecessor, but perhaps doesn't have to.

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published 22.05.2014 | Comments (47)

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Cynic Metalhead - 28.03.2014 at 10:08  
Rating: 6 After tasting "Pervertor", I'm getting hungry again. I need to swallow this record the day it comes out. Mhm ,Yum.
Lit. - 28.03.2014 at 18:21  
 
Written by Cynic Metalhead on 28.03.2014 at 10:08

After tasting "Pervertor", I'm getting hungry again. I need to swallow this record the day it comes out. Mhm ,Yum.

Giggity.
!J.O.O.E.! - 17.04.2014 at 16:40  
Rating: 6 Well I can say for certain that this isn't as good as Pervertor, it's just not as dirty, intense and mechanically bludgeoning, but it is a very good album nonetheless. From the first listen I'd have to say Negative Birth is the standout track, just because it has such pace to it. Not disappointed by this, even if it didn't quite live up to expectations.
Alex Fenger - 17.04.2014 at 16:50  
Rating: 6
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 17.04.2014 at 16:40

Well I can say for certain that this isn't as good as Pervertor, it's just not as dirty, intense and mechanical bludgeoning, but it is a very good album nonetheless. From the first listen I'd have to say Negative Birth is the standout track, just because it has such pace to it. Not disappointed by this, even if it didn't quite live up to expectations.

I'm listening to it in class currently, and I'm just not impressed at all. A bit more let down than you currently, but it might grow on me with repeated listens.
!J.O.O.E.! - 17.04.2014 at 16:54  
Rating: 6
Written by Alex Fenger on 17.04.2014 at 16:50

I'm listening to it in class currently, and I'm just not impressed at all. A bit more let down than you currently, but it might grow on me with repeated listens.

Well it seems to have all the components of a Lord Mantis album, just a bit more "mature", which I quote very heavily as it's kind of a bullshit phrase. A solid 8 so far, I suspect further listens may improve it slightly.
mz - 23.04.2014 at 02:05  
Rating: 7 ُُStill not sure how I feel about it. It's not bad by no means but somehow it's less thick and crushing than the previous one. I really disliked the 6th track, coil, especially due to the processed vocals.
Apothecary - 29.04.2014 at 02:45  
Rating: 7 Artwork by Wrest, eh? Cool, didn't recognize the style at first
wvsabbath - 30.04.2014 at 01:43  
Rating: 9 Sick, twisted, more matured songwriting, and, a element of black metal, upon first listen I heard a huge leviathan influence especially with the tracks death mask and negative birth. Very uneasy and harsh album to listen to and immediately enjoy. The more I listen to it, and let it develop, the more I enjoy it. Album of year so far.
tea[m]ster - 30.04.2014 at 16:16  
  Ewww, first time listening to this band. Yall can see why I like this album. Do their previous releases sound like this?
!J.O.O.E.! - 30.04.2014 at 16:53  
Rating: 6
Written by tea[m]ster on 30.04.2014 at 16:16

Ewww, first time listening to this band. Yall can see why I like this album. Do their previous releases sound like this?

The previous album is better, imo. Not only better but one of the best albums of its kind.
Mr. Doctor - 30.04.2014 at 17:11  
  Pervertor is definitely one of the best albums of the entire blackened sludge style. To me it's like an unholy triology:

Dragged Into Sunlight - Hatred For Mankind (2009)
Alkerdeel - Morinde (2012)
Lord Mantis - Pervertor (2012)

Crème de la crème...
!J.O.O.E.! - 30.04.2014 at 17:12  
Rating: 6 True dat ^
tea[m]ster - 30.04.2014 at 17:15  
 
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 30.04.2014 at 16:53

The previous album is better, imo. Not only better but one of the best albums of its kind.


But does it sound the same? Is it different? Will i dig it?
!J.O.O.E.! - 30.04.2014 at 17:18  
Rating: 6
Written by tea[m]ster on 30.04.2014 at 17:15

But does it sound the same? Is it different? Will i dig it?

Pervertor is more intense, faster, more industrialised (or perhaps mechanical would be a better way to describe it) and generally a bit nastier than this one. If you like that idea then you'll like it.
tea[m]ster - 30.04.2014 at 17:19  
 
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 30.04.2014 at 17:18

Pervertor is more intense, faster, more industrialised (or perhaps mechanical would be a better way to describe it) and generally a bit nastier than this one. If you like that idea then you'll like it.


Word. Excellent description, thanks brah!
Introspekrieg - 01.05.2014 at 01:35  
Rating: 7
Written by mz on 23.04.2014 at 02:05

I really disliked the 6th track, coil, especially due to the processed vocals.


It kind of plods along, but there is something very hypnotic about it. I like that it gives the album a bit more diversity in style.
Apothecary - 01.05.2014 at 19:21  
Rating: 7
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 17.04.2014 at 16:40

Well I can say for certain that this isn't as good as Pervertor, it's just not as dirty, intense and mechanically bludgeoning

Agreed. On the third or so listen, maybe it'll grow on me, but as of now I'd probably just give it a 7.
Diverge - 10.05.2014 at 19:18  
 
Written by Mr. Doctor on 30.04.2014 at 17:11

Pervertor is definitely one of the best albums of the entire blackened sludge style. To me it's like an unholy triology:

Dragged Into Sunlight - Hatred For Mankind (2009)
Alkerdeel - Morinde (2012)
Lord Mantis - Pervertor (2012)

Crème de la crème...

Probably the best post I've seen all year. Maybe all decade.
Pazdzioch - 11.05.2014 at 01:41  
  My unholy trilogy contains "When All Became None" instead of "Pervertor".
Ag Fox - 11.05.2014 at 17:10  
Rating: 8 This one grew on me, but I still do not find it as good as Pervertor
BloodTears - 13.08.2014 at 19:26  
Rating: 7 Kinda disappointing to me. I wasn't expecting anything in particular, it just felt disconnected somehow and lacks great moments throughout. Good, but could be a lot better.

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