My friends I will be honest with but I’ve sinned. In the beginning I didn’t honestly like Lorna Shore all that much, wasn’t until The Underground (a metal group on facebook I can advise you to join) and especially Ben Duerr (Shadow of Intent vocalist) started writing about how great they were. I saw people getting tattoo’s of the Flesh Coffin cover and then I said “man I need to listen to this album”. Better late than never but here we are!
Lorna Shore have a really good mix of fast hard hitting riffs, wicked growls (Tom Barber has a wide range of growling styles), well-written evil lyrics, melodic at times and down-tempo elements (the Traitors kind). Songs like Denounce the Light are pure evil and features all of those things I just mentioned, quickly turning into a song I listen to daily. You also have the catchy course in The Astral Wake of Time that gets stuck in your head. FVNERAL MOON, the albums hit single, was the song that got me interested in Lorna Shore and it’s freaking great. I thought that song was going to be my favorite one on the album as it’s a good song that I’ve heard many times before coming into this album. However with tracks like Denounce the Light, Void and Infernum on the album it’s not even in the contest for favorite song. This in itself speaks of the high level Flesh Coffin brings to the table.
I’ve said it before and I will say it again, 2017 is THE year for deathcore. The genre just keeps on giving great albums, a category Flesh Coffin easily falls into. Lorna Shore – Flesh Coffin is out now through Outerloop Records.