Album Review: Lunar – Theogony


Theogony is an album by US Progressive Death Metal group Lunar, released through Divebomb Records in November 2017. With nine songs, this album is a good exemplar of the genre, developing harmonies that evolves from very subtle, lucid and poetic melodies, that has in beauty a very mature element that constantly revolves and adorns the harmonies, as a resilient broken-hearted universe, trying to fix its overall emotions in a more theatrical, but ethereal consignation of truth.

An interesting genre work, consolidated by a very solid line of interchanged rhythms absorbed in an inadvertently sensorial musical definition, Theogony departs from a very symbiotic pattern of cohesive harmonies, that relies constantly in beautiful melodic overtones, and all around the sonorous shapes of its contiguous abundant poetic stature, also inserts into the creative outlines convoluted and surprising elements, precisely combining interesting components to create and develop a very peculiar style of their own.

With interesting passages, designed to fulfil and comprehend a more magical and indefinite musical cosmogony, that aligns several different sonorous elements into an unusual style of ambitious artistry, Theogony is really focused in a very antagonistically complex, but cohesive musical proposal that never departs from absurd or overall commonalities. Developing their own colossal and monumental concept of Progressive Metal, Theogony is really absorbed in an interesting pattern of poetic diversity and creativity, being a lot more ambitious and solid than other works on the genre. Lunar truly develop a new concept, being so vigorously original, that is impossible not to recognize the new values they present to the genre, as a whole.

Theogony is a very colorful and versatile album, filled with beautiful, precise and delicate harmonies that, despite the fact that widely explore several different layers of musical shapes at all corners of progressive / death metal, does fully secure a lucid and vivid sonorous cohesion, all the way through. Destined to become a powerful reference to the genre, this work really opens new possibilities, as well as consecrates a true evolutionary road for the genre, in each and every possible aspect. Lunar is a band of enlightened logic, poetic versatility, unusual fulfilment, musical beauty, and artistic ambition, destined to take Progressive Metal to the next level. Until them, the genre was inclined to a very monotonous decline and stagnation. Now, we can see a revival, an upheaval and a vigorous rebirth on the horizon!

Theogony is out now and is available from Bandcamp here.