Monday, August 8, 2011
Monstrous new track from Lago
I was just sent this video by Cole Jacobsen, ringleader of the TBO-endorsed death metal band Lago. The song is NOT actually a cover of "Bitches Ain't Shit," apparently that's just the stupid working title. In case you haven't read my review of their Marianas EP, Lago is part of a musical lineage spawned by the once-mighty Morbid Angel. Their austere approach to songwriting generates a very bleak, brooding atmosphere. When I hear Lago, I think of ruined cities on other planets. The new track is a big improvement over the already-cool stuff on the EP. According to Cole, "shit's definitely ten times more intense." I'd say that's a fairly accurate way of putting it. It's riffier, with heavier chug and a greater emphasis on eerily melodic leads and arpeggios. There's also a more pronounced black metal influence here, which I think is cool. So if you already dig Lago, get stoked on the new material. If you're new to them, check it out.