Lying Figures are a band from France that has been featured before in this zine and plays a melodic mixture of doom and death metal and this is a review of their 2017 album "The Abstract Escape" which was released by Rain Without End Records.
Atmospheric soundscapes start off the album and a few seconds later melodic leads, heavy riffs and death metal growls a re added onto the recording along with a great amount of doom metal elements and clean goth vocals are also used at times along with all of the instruments sounding very powerful.
Elements of post rock and black metal are also used at times along some of the vocals being high pitched screams that add in a depressive touch and clean guitars also being added into certain sections of the recording while the music also mixes in a great amount of 90's era doom/death metal influences and a couple of the tracks are very long and epic in length and the songs stick to either a slow or mid paced musical direction while one song sees the music speeding up briefly with a few blast beats.
Lying Figures creates another recording that remains true to the melodic style of doom/death metal form their previous release, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics are influenced by H.P Lovecraft, Edgar Allan Poe, David Lynch, John Carpenter, Silent Hill and Alice In Wonderland.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Lying Figures and if you are a fan of melodic doom/death metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Hospital Of 1000 Deaths' "The Mirror" and "Zero". 8 out of 10.