Lost Hours – Two Masses to Celebrate the Vanity of the Divine

Beyond the interesting development of their musical approach, the peculiarity of Lost Hours is to transport the straight edge culture from hardcore punk to funeral sludge; the Atlanta band basically exhibits a slowed down and lumpy structure on which H’s screaming vocals stand out. Since 2013 Lost Hours have released with good regularity 4 full lengths, a split album and this compilation that includes their third and fourth long-distance work, which in reality have always had, bar none, more ep-like lengths. Eloquent titles such as Gently Before She Dies or Roman Polanski is a Monster detach themselves from the typically funeral imagery that remains solid at an instrumental level, and the second of the two cited tracks is an eloquent example of this; Lost Hours prove to be an excellent band, able to offer non-trivial stylistic solutions and great conceptual coherence in a field where the predominant feelings are for the most part quite different.

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