Review by JD on November 11, 2014.
Lachrymanopsia hails from Quebec Canada and plays a style of melodic death metal and that is the most normal thing that I can say about this band. I'll tell you all about the other 98% of the story and it’s a rather odd sort of shit as well.
Sounding like death metal infused with varying degrees of different metals, prog and this odd feeling of jazz, this is not normal death metal fare, but a surprisingly good idea. Ongoing melodic strains meld well with the brutal crushing heaviness that eventually explode out of the CD. Artistry tries to mix with balls off aggression to try and paint a beautiful picture of bloodied beauty. Great thing to strive for, but I think not here.
Odd usage of different instruments mixed in with brutal death metal… you might think this is good, but guess again. Quirkiness does not mean good, as this was made by a person who has OCD, Autism, anger issues and very little in the way of talent. When they just do straight ahead death metal in certain spots it’s not bad, but add in the odd sounds noises and fragmented lyrics, it goes downhill faster than a drunken suicidal skier on the Matterhorn.
I was hoping that my countrymen were going to give us one blockbuster of an album but apparently Lachrymanopsia did not strive to do it. This is the most confused, bewildered and unwarranted piece of metal ever made in Canada or elsewhere. Some bangers out there might enjoy it to some degree but the vast majority will not even got through the first track. I love ‘quirkiness’… not senseless.
Rating: 4.5 out of 10