The future of Metal in the UK is looking awesome.
I first got a taste of LestWeForget’s music back in January when I checked out the lead single ‘Zero Won’ (which we re-covered last week). I remember being blown away by the track and wanting more from the Oxford based band. Fast forward nine months and I’ve finally gotten my wish.
Last Friday (18th of October) marked the release of LestWeForget’s new EP Theatres of the Mind, a record that has been in the works for quite a while now, but as the old saying goes, “good things come to those who wait”, and wait we have, fortunately we’ve been rewarded with something that more than makes up for it.
‘Litany’ and ‘Opia’ are two tracks that stick out a little, they’re both on the toned down side of things and push JH’s amazing vocals to the forefront of the songs, where he really shines.
You know all about ‘Zero Won’ (and if you don’t check it HERE), so we’ll move on to ‘Pt.1: Alexithymia’ and ‘Pt.2: The Binary Sun’, I love both of these tracks equally and for different reasons: ‘Alexithymia’s style is a mix of standard Melodic Metal, early Muse and a hint of 80’s Ballard Rock, and these aspects merge really well to leave you slightly confused but in the good way.
‘The Binary Sun’ on the other hand sounds like an epic ten minute track that LestWeForget couldn’t decide which style to do it in, so they went with all of them, and it's amazing to hear, the transitions are flawless and take you by surprise each time, this is where the jam session feeling is at its strongest.
Theatres of the Mind should put LestWeForget firmly on the Metal map if they’re not already on there, this almost half hour EP has more musical talent on it than most of the releases of the ‘artists’ that make up the Top Charts around the world.
LestWeForget call themselves a ‘Young and Innovative British Metal band’, I call them the face of a bright British Metal music future.