Finland's Lantern have returned with a new recording which shows them bringing an old school style of death metal mixed in with the heaviness of blackened death metal and this is a review of their 2020 album "Dimensions" which was released by Dark Descent Records.
A very dark and heavy sound starts off the album while also introducing melodic guitar leads onto the recording. A couple of the tracks are very long and epic in length along with the faster sections of the songs also adding in a great amount of brutal sounding blast beats and melodies are also added into the guitar riffing.
Vocals are done in a very early 90's death metal style that is also very easy to understand while also showing an influence of the thrash element which was mixed in at the same. Throughout the recording you can also hear a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with some of t he faster riffing also mixing in elements of black metal.
The music is also very heavily rooted in the 90's era but also mixed in with a more modern day brutality. One track also introduces clean playing and semi melodic vocals onto the recording. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover death, horror and occultism themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Lantern and if you are a fan of old school death or blackened death metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Strange Nebula" and "Monolithic Abyssmal Dimensions". 8 out of 10.