FEBRUARY 9th 2018

Review By: Metal Mom

I was excited to review this album, as the band itself is fairly new to me, plus I have heard a couple of songs. I personally haven't done a lot of reviews of late, I do pick ones that might just be off the hook or a surprise, I had a feeling this on was going to be worth the listen. So, let’s get into what these Progressive Metallers have to offer, their album comes out February 16th via Nuclear Blast.

First, let’s get you interested:  Erasing Contrast - Erasing Contrast

Do I have your attention now? Good, they are from Sweden, which so many amazing bands come out of, and they are no exception. For a debut album, it grabs hold and doesn’t let go, and in fact you will listen to it over and over, and think, did I hear that, there is just so much to each individual song. I am thinking that a lot of thought went into the writing of these songs, they are complex, technical and progressive, and make you come back to listen again, just in case you missed something. I am not a progressive type of person at all, but this album, changed my mind. Don’t just listen once and give up because you think this isn’t what I listen to. Take it from me, this is one you need to hear, sit back, relax and enjoy the feeling, the different styles that LFTC have created for our listening pleasure. Whatever genre you now listen to, forget the holes that most plug bands into, LFTC will not disappoint. It is technical, complex with such diverse structure.

See, so much to their talent, I tried doing my review with their music in the background, but I couldn’t do it, I just listened to the music and forgot all about writing, and that says a lot. The mixing and the production are exemplary on this album. Now to make it even better is to see Letters From The Colony play live.

I highly recommend this album to one and all, no matter the genre you listen to.

Alexander Backlund (vocals)
Sebastian Svalland (guitars)
Johan Jönsegård (guitars)
Emil Östberg (bass)
Jonas Sköld (drums) 

Track Listing:
1. Galax 8:20 
2. Erasing Contrast 4:49 
3. The Final Warning 5:57 
4. This Creature Will Haunt Us Forever 1:38 
5. Cataclysm 4:59 
6. Terminus 6:53 
7. Glass Palaces 6:37 
8. Sunwise 4:14 
9. Vignette 12:12

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lettersfromthecolony/

Twitter: @LFTCBand

Check out the interview I did with Sebastian Svalland last month here: