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Monday, 26 January 2015

LENTIC WATERS

GenresPunk / Hardcore / Thrash / Doom / Post-Rock / Post-Metal / Ambient
Related artistsResurrectionists and Ding Dong Dead.
CountryGERMANY
Years Active2010-present
Song: "Früh übt Sich (nicht)"
Album: "Planks split"
Year: 2012
Label(s): Zegema Beach Records / Maniyax Records / Dingleberry Records / IFB Records / React With Protest / Apocaplexy Records
This post's artist is from the January 2014 Mix. This is track #1.
You can download: the January Mix#12 right here or get the new February 2015 Mix#1 here.
For fans ofLamantide, Trainwreck, Perth Express, Converge, Botch, Breag Naofa, Storm{O}, Jungbluth, Alpinist, Achilles, Engineer, Nous Etions, The Minor TimesRosetta, Monuments Collapse, Hexis, I Not Dance, Protestant, Plebian Grandstand, Rorcal, Oaken, Locktender, Furnace, Gray Ghost, Thumbscrew, Fall Of Efrafa, Alaskan, AmenRaTakaru and (early) Isis.

LENTIC WATERS were a band I first discovered after picking up their split 12" w/ Planks from React With Protest. I was all over the song "Früh übt Sich (nicht)" so when Old Soul told me that they were doing a split with LENTIC WATERS I was very, very pumped. Getting to work with an amazing band like this gives me tingles. Imagine the epic scope of Rosetta, the dirty/menacing hardcore of Jungbluth and the blazing light of Botch. Woah, that's a pretty accurate and amazing analogy.

"The Plunge" is moody, atmospheric and instrumental music. "Panopticon" is semi-decent, but "Ramschtischgesinnung" and "The Small Boy and the Sea" are bombshells...and the bombs themselves! A few other blistering tracks include "Unendlichkeit" and "Im Herbst Erfroren", although none of the songs really capture the entrancing nature of the band's later material, but if you're looking for pummeling Botch/Converge/Jungbluth styled stuff then this album will probably be your favourite.

"Früh übt Sich (nicht)" from the Planks split, as mentioned above, is what initially got me interested int he band. Claustrophobic at times, massive at others, the darkness starts with an uncomfortable ambient intro that sounds like it's from a horror/sci-fi movie until 1:11 when two screamers go fucking apeshit and the song explodes like Engineer and The Minor Times material. If you have to jam one song, make it this!

I was lucky enough to help release the LENTIC WATERS / Old Soul split 12" last year, which is unreal and you can pick up here. The first track is "Compliments", which starts off in an eerie fashion with a lone guitar swirling around before the drums and bass corral the meandering riff and build that shit until it's logical climax at 1:29 when the vocals slide in with a really slow, sludgy post-rock/hardcore/metal feel to it. This continues for another minute and a half before the song picks up to what I would consider the classic LENTIC WATERS sound. Track two is a brutal and commanding cover of Takaru's "160lbs of Fury" and they, simply put, fucking demolish it. "Asking For It" is probably the band's strongest recorded song to date. The weaving instrumentals touch on soft, almost clean-sounding post-rock riffs and then dip deep into subterranean swings of heavy, sludgy hardcore/metal, much like a condensed version of Monuments Collapse or Rosetta.

LENTIC WATERS made my Best Of 2014 List with their split 12" and the new album is already one on my radar for the 2015 list if they keep on keeping on the way they've kept on. What? Yes.

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DISCOGRAPHY

2011 - Lentic Waters 12"LP (stream/buy here)

2012 - Planks split 12"EP (stream/buy here)

2014 - Old Soul split 12"LP (stream/buy here)

2015 - new 12"LP

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(2014) LENTIC WATERS - "Asking for It" (from 'Old Soul' split)

(2014) LENTIC WATERS - "160lbs of Fury" Takaru cover (from 'Old Soul' split)

(2012) LENTIC WATERS - "Früh übt Sich (nicht)" (from 'Planks' split)

(2011) LENTIC WATERS - "Ramschtischgesinnung" (from 'Lentic Waters')

(2011) LENTIC WATERS - "The Small Boy and the Sea" (from 'Lentic Waters')

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LENTIC WATERS additional links

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