It’s no secret that post-black metal relies heavily upon New Wave music from the 80’s. Listening to many of these so-called blackgaze bands that Niege (Alcest, Amesoeurs) has graced or inspired, you can hear bits of The Cure or Joy Division pop through. Lantlos mastermind Markus Siegenhort decided it was time to just take the sound back to its roots and call it a day apparently, as his new side project LowCityRain is straight-up New Wave, with nary a trace of black metal in sight.
Get a taste of the album below with a lyric video for the track ‘Grey View.’
The self-titled debut album is now available through Prophecy Productions. You can pick it up here if you don’t mind getting it shipped from Europe, which seems like your only option for physical release.