Lauxnos are a band from Russia that has been featured before in this zine and plays a very atmospheric and depressive form of post black metal and this is a review of their 2019 album "Crushed By Waves" which was released as a joint effort between Symbol Of Domination and The Ritual Productions.
Ocean sounds start off the album along with some clean playing a few seconds later which also adds in touches of post rock. Atmospheric sounding synths are also added into some parts of the music while all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and a couple of the tracks are very long and epic in length.
Once the music goes into a very heavier grim yet depressive black metal screams are added onto the recording. Clean vocals are also added into some parts of the recording while the solos and leads are done in a very melodic style and when the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can be heard.
When tremolo picking is utilized it also gives the songs more of a raw feeling along with some tracks also adding in a small amount of acoustic guitars. Throughout the recording you can also hear a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts as well as the riffs also using a great amount of melody, growling vocals can also be heard in certain sections of the recording and a couple track also adds in a brief use of spoken word parts and clean vocals. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover the ocean, loneliness, philosophy and mysticism themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding album from Lauxnos and if you are a fan of atmospheric and depressive post black metal, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Voice Of Dead Ocean" "Whose Dream You Don't Dare Disturb" "Through The Gates" and "Her Name Id Thousand Of Stares". 8 out of 10.