Leading Light – ‘It Hurts’   Leave a comment

Swedish metal quartet Leading Light was founded in 2012. Their debut EP ‘Hymn Of The Pearl’ was released soon after. They performed throughout Sweden, before launching the 2014 debut album, ‘Protect The Sinner’. ‘Dolore’ came next, in 2016, followed by a European tour, in 2017, including 8 countries. The most recent album, ‘Shards Of Broken Reflection’ landed in 2018. During 2019, LL played more shows and concentrated on preparing new material for another album. At present, the band are promoting a new single, released this month, entitled ‘It Hurts’. ‘IH’ was recorded at Obsidian Recording Studios.

It Hurts – Gradual emergence of sound opens, into a seemingly incongruent, but skilled extreme and alternative combo. Both deathy and melodic, with a melancholic tinge. Well produced, heavy performance. Enough aggression and melodic balance to fit various sub-genres, including melo-death, hard-core, alt, metal core, industrial and grind core. Perhaps a little too downbeat, it doesn’t really hit home. A technically proficient track, with plenty of well timed riffage, but a bit too much morosity and just decidedly average.

5/10 *****

For fans of Death Blooms, Centrilia, Medusa.


Posted May 30, 2020 by jennytate in Uncategorized

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