Lantern are a band from Finland that plays a very blackened form of death metal and this is a review of their 2013 album "Below" which was released by Dark Descent Records.
Drums range from slow, mid paced to fast drumming with a good amount of blast beats being thrown into the riffing, while the bass playing has a very strong and powerful sound with heavy and dark riffing that dominates throughout the recording.
Rhythm guitars range from slow, mid paced to fast old school dark death metal riffs that utilize a great amount of black metal influences in the riffing as well as some doom elements which gives the music a more atmospheric sound, while the lead guitars are very dark and melodic sounding old school death metal guitar solos and leads.
Vocals are mostly deep death metal growls along with some high pitched screams as well as a brief use of ritualistic chanting, while the lyrics cover journeys unto death and undeath, and mysticism of existence and afterlife, as for the production it has a very heavy, evil, dark and old school sound while you can still hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording along with some of the songs being long and epic in length.
In my opinion Lantern are a very great sounding dark old school occult blackened death/doom metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Rites Of Descent" "Demons In My Room" and "From The Ruins". RECOMMENDED BUY.