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Cookieat This album realy grew on me. Now I can't get enough of its beautiful cello, haunting clean vocals and echoing guitar melodies drenchend in reverb. Favorite track: Chasms.
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dylanmblanchard Beautifully crafted works of despondence, longing, and feelings too big to describe. This record is a sonic journey into the darkness that you'll feel better for having taken! Favorite track: Chasms.
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Yawning Druid Mammoth funeral doom that sounds like it was brooded in the depths of a bottomless ocean. The blackness and misery encompassing this record are overwhelming. Lycus are on their way to becoming one of the freshest faces in the funeral doom genre. Favorite track: Obsidian Eyes.
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iamspoonbender Awesome album by an awesome band. If you get that chance to see them live do it. Then you'll experience the real power behind their sound. Favorite track: Solar Chamber.
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Choco Latte Lycus write immense and sorrowful tunes. I didn't think they could top themselves after 'Tempest'. I was totally wrong. This is excellent and haunting doom. Favorite track: Obsidian Eyes.
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Sekator Solid moody doom death metal with a melancholic / ambient edge. Favorite track: Solar Chamber.
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Chasms 13:05
Mirage 07:26


Oakland, CA quartet LYCUS return with Chasms, an intensely powerful and emotive masterpiece of funereal doom metal. Recorded at Atomic Garden Studios with producer Jack Shirley and featuring art from celebrated Italian mastermind Paolo Girardi (Inquistion, Bell Witch), Chasms is four immense tracks of deep, unbridled gloom. Complete with massive clean / bellowing vocal arrangements, atmospheric cello accompaniments, and enormous compositions, LYCUS have created another mournfully expressive work of timeless doom.


released January 15, 2016

Trevor DeSchryver
Jackson Heath
Bret Tardiff
Dylan Burton

Cello courtesy of Jackie Perez Gratz
Cover artwork by Paolo Girardi
Layout by Kevin Gan Yuen

2016 Relapse Records




Lycus Oakland, California

Although Oakland's LYCUS is a slow, measured doom band at heart, the band’s sound stems from of a wide array of influences including black metal, death metal, noise, darkwave, and shoegaze. LYCUS’s particular take on mortality and inevitability is conducted on such a great scale that the band might as well craft dirges for the interment of the entire universe. ... more

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