Now we're breaking out the big guns. Lodz is one of the most exciting bands to come out of the wonderfully rich Lyon scene in recent years. There is a certain undeniable potency to their music, coming through in tracks like Cataract and Shattered Dreams. There unique brand of atmospheric rock meets black metal is delicious. The production is utterly top notch and the bands ability to tap into the darker sides of their reality is almost unreal. Time Doesn't Heal Anything captures what this music needs to be about.
There is a certain mesmerizing lull to this record, the power of the production hints at potent majesty and the roaring vocals mixed with the anthemic choruses gives you something to really sink your teeth into. Lodz is a band who seem constantly able to invoke exciting new sounds, produce powerful melodies and come out on top time and time again. This is a record that simply refuses to go unnoticed, it is simply that good. Lodz have tapped into a world that few of their peers can relate to and one that makes them almost untouchable. This is the sort of album that books are written about and which wins fans over to heavy music.
An album with seemingly infinite replay value and layer upon layer to unravel, Lodz do not flinch from crafting the sort of music that we can't help but to fall in love with. There willingness to go the extra mile, break all the rules and then snap a few necks is delicious, but so is their sheer songwriting ability. In a world where bands just add in basic synths and a few dull production tricks and call it a day getting to spend time with something that was so clearly slaved over and honed to perfection is a rare privilege.
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