Australia’s post-metal/sludge legends, Lo! will release their third full length album, Vestigial on October 6 via Pelagic Records.
The Album is Streaming IN FULL now at the Pelagic Records YouTube channel.
The songs comprising Vestigial are truly next level. Well-crafted with a larger scope both musically and thematically than previous outings the band is simply tighter than ever before boasting a sound that’s seismically heavy yet organic with a mammoth harmonic density behind their stupefying heavy riffs.
“Lo! have come to remind you of glorious times, times when Mastodon were using samples of Jurassic Park to kick off their records”, Metal Hammer (UK) wrote about the band’s debut album LOOK AND BEHOLD.
And in fact, song titles like MEGAFAUNA or HALL OF EXTINCT MAMMALS show that Lo! have always been interested in man’s relationship with the natural world. Themes of extinction, circuses and animal exploitation were explored on the band’s 2015 EP THE TONGUELESS — “…so it was a nice lead in to where we are at now on VESTIGIAL, with a revisit of the outro from the EP as the intro on Album 3”, vocalist Sam Dillon comments.
A world where politics resemble black comedies, where guns have become an aspect of culture and where addiction to technology is the norm is at the lyrical heart of VESTIGIAL. “There are several repeated characters throughout the album; the JUDAS STEER, the LOCUST CHRIST… these are anti heroes, the wolves among sheep figuratively. The ghastly Donald Trumps, The Kim Jong-Un’s, the extremists and ignorant tyrants of our modern lives”, comments Dillon.
Their video for Orca taken from their 2015 EP The Tongueless,showed a truly outstanding and innovative approach to visual arts in heavy music. The band recently released another cinematic music video, this time for the the track Locust Christ.
The video was shot in one day in Sydney and directed and produced by Lo! bass player Adrian Shapiro with a small crew including member of Oscar winning company Odd Studio who created the disturbing prosthetics. Odd recently won an oscar for Mad Max Fury Road.
Carl Whitbread, Sam Dillon, Adrian Griffin, Adrian Shapiro
Fit for fans of Mastodon Cursed Cult Of Luna Converge Breach Black Breath and the like.
1. Hall Of Extinct Mammals
2. As Fools Ripen
4. Locust Christ
5. Butcher Birds
7. A Tiger Moth’s Shadow
8. Judas Steer
9. Bestial Beginnings
10. The Worms Lament
11. Gods Of Ruin