Trees - Lights Bane CD Review (Crucial Blast) ~ BrooklynRocks: NYC Music Blog

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Trees - Lights Bane CD Review (Crucial Blast)

Trees - Lights Bane CD ReviewLights Bane is the debut release from Portland's Trees. Trees play extreme doom metal and an immediate point of comparison is Khanate. There are only two songs on Lights Bane, "Nothing" and "Black", but both songs clock in at over 10 minutes each.

It is great to see a band step up and take over where Khanate left off. Like Khanate, Trees music doesn't utilize a traditional song structure. Waves of feedback, guitar and electronic noise are combined with vocalist L. Smith's tortured shrieking and murmuring to create a tension and a musical texture that is both disturbing and engaging.

This style of funeral doom/drone isn't for everyone but fans of the genre should find Trees' debut engaging.

Trees' MySpace profile