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Lacrimas Profundere’s New Album Antiadore Released Today!

Lacrimas Profundere

Gothic rock/metal is hardly the most “cool” label one can give to a metal band. Sadly, it conjures up a lot of rather
negatives images and over time has become more associated with negative connotations than good music. For me, it’s not too far removed from a certain sub-sect of doom metal. A lot of these bands tend to all sound very similar, so it’s rare to find an attention grabbing band of this ilk.

Lacrimas Profundere are a German gothic metal band that have been around since 1995 and already have twelve albums under their belt. Their thirteenth album Antiadore is released today and if you like this style of music this is an album you should definitely consider adding to your collection. Everything about this band is suitably gothic (even the band name means “to shed tears” in Latin), sure to appease fans of this often unfairly maligned subgenre.

The music itself sounds like a child of My Dying Bride and Katatonia, albeit a simplified version of both. The sonic signature of the band is by no means groundbreaking, but it’s effectively direct; encapsulating the mood of the song and conveying emotion effectively. Vocalist Rob Vitacca imbues some somewhat trite lyrics with power through his deep, mournful crooning.

Lacrimas Profundere released a new music video a couple of days ago for the song “My Release In Pain” from Antiadore. This is a pretty straightforward song that is very indicative of the band’s sound. The production values are high here, all of the sound is silky smooth and each instrument is balanced sufficiently. The video echoes the same high production values, although it doesn’t offer much in the way of narrative. A slick and aesthetically pleasing performance video, which suits the music that they are playing. Check it out.

Lacrimas Profundere’s Antiadore is out today on Napalm Records.

What do you guys think? Is this style of music your thing? Do you think gothic metal is all played out? Have Lacrimas Profundere been around for too long? Were you aware of this band before? Sound off in the comments!

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