Lightless Moor are a band from italy that plays a gothic form of metal and this is a review of their 2016 album "Hymn For The Fallen" which will be released in June by WormHoleDeath Records.
A very heavy and symphonic sound along with melodic guitar leads start off the album and when female vocals are added into t he music they give the songs more of a gothic feeling while death metal growls are also utilized at times and you can also hear some of t he early 90's doom/death metal style in the bands musical style.
Clean playing can also be heard in some parts of the songs and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them while a good amount of the tracks are very long and epic in length and the music also gets very depressive at times and there is also a brief use of spoken word parts, as the album progresses elements of electronic music can also be heard at times while some tracks also bring in a touch of mainstream rock and there is also a brief use of melodic male vocals and when classical guitars are used briefly they add in a touch of folk music and the songs stick either to a slow or mid paced musical direction.
Lightless Moor plays a style of gothic metal t hat is very dark and melodic while also bringing in the heaviness of doom and death metal, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover sorrow and dark romanticism themes.
In my opinion Lightless Moor are a very great sounding gothic metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Fairytales Of Lies" "The Rain the Clears My Sins Away" "When My Mind Sleeps" and "Deviances". 8 out of 10.