LORD MANTIS

"Pervertor" (Candlelight; 2012)

Reviewed by Mike SOS

Chicago quartet Lord Mantis serves up a bastardized amalgamation of smother-worthy sludge and chaotic black metal on their pummeling sophomore effort, "Pervertor."

Armed with a chilling shrieking vocal, sludgy rhythmic rumblings aplenty and an endless supply of nasty riffs, this Windy City troupe doles out a despair-laden supply of songs whose calculated callousness (“Septichrist”) and genuine self-loathing atmosphere make an unsettling and crushing listening experience that adroitly merges the menacing wares of Satyricon, Unsane, and Black Tusk (“Vile Divinity”).

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Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.


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