Lanthanein are a band from Argentina that has been featured before in this zine and plays a symphonic mixture of goth, doom and death metal and this is a review of their self released 2016 album "Lagrimas".
Tragic sounding keyboards start off the album along with some violins and they also mix the symphonic and heavy parts together and operatic singing can also be heard in the music at times along with a great amount of female vocals and when the music speeds up a decent amount of blast beats can be heard.
Death metal growls and black metal screams can be heard in the music at times and there is also a brief use of spoken word parts and when guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very dark and melodic fashion and some of the tracks are all instrumental and as the album progresses classical guitars can be heard in certain sections of the recording.
On this recording Lanthanein goes for more of an operatic and symphonic approach to goth metal while some doom, black and death metal elements can still be heard in their music at times, the production sounds very powerful for being a self released recording while the lyrics are written in Spanish and cover dark and poetic themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Lanthanein and if you are a fan of symphonic goth metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Lacrimosa et Gementem" "Lagrimas de Luna (Moontears)" "Auraluna" and "Ceremonia del Alma Dormida (Ceremony Of The Soul Asleep)". 8 out of 10.