Lesotho - Summer Wars (2021)


Hailing from Boston, USA, today we have Lesotho, an intense trio playing some lush and expansive mixture of Post-Rock with Post-Metal flair. For fans of bands like Caspian, This Will Destroy You, pg.lost, and Tides from Nebula, this release is filled with cinematic aural experiences that are both dreamy and yet intricate and complex. If you are in the market for mellow and introspective music, this is a great place to start.

This EP starts with the momentum builder “Plusone/Timestwo”, a track that slowly evolves into heavy but dreamy territories thanks to engaging distorted guitars and crafty tempo changes. We particularly enjoy the shoegazey cathartic feeling of this track as it peaks. Our favorite track in this release has to be the engaging “Altar Fire”, and its crafty manipulation of expectations with heavy distorted riffs nicely lined up against sweeping guitar leads and very dramatic crescendos.

With a certain Alcest-meets-Cult of Luna vibe, “Pride & Sorrow” is definitely a fine track to transition into more dramatic and melancholic territories. By the time the closer “To See With Eyes Unclouded” rolls by, you have not even realized the release features no vocals and yet oozes raw emotions from start to finish. If you are into instrumental cinematic music, “Summer Wars” is an album you can’t miss and Lesotho is a band that for sure will be touring with the genre’s big names in no time.

Band: Lesotho Album: Summer Wars

Label: Unsigned

Release: August 20th, 2021

Homepage Facebook

Genre: Post-Rock/Post-Metal

Country: USA

Rating: 94/100

Recent Image Galleries