Lanthanien are a band from Argentina that plays a symphonic and gothic mixture of doom and death metal and this is a review of their self released 2015 ep "Nocturnalgica".
Depressive sounding keyboards along with choirs and a heavy sound starts off the ep and also brings in a great amount of symphonic elements and after awhile operatic female vocals start becoming a very huge part of the recording and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them.
Deep death metal growls can be heard in some parts of the songs along with a small amount of whispers and as the ep progresses black metal screams can be heard in certain sections of the recording and the music also mixes in orchestras and elements of classical music into their gothic/doom sound and there are also some parts where the music speeds up a bit and plays in a few blast beats and there is also a brief use of acoustic guitars being utilized.
Lanthanein plays a very symphonic and melodic style style of gothic doom metal that brings in the heaviness of death metal and a touch of black metal to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very professional for being a self released recording while the lyrics are written in Spanish and cover dark themes.
In my opinion Lanthanein are a very great sounding symphonic and gothic mixture of doom and death metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Nocturnalgica" and "A Orillas Del Silencio". 8 out of 10.