If there were ever an album that used a piano and organ to an amazing extent while combining it with black metal very well while also maintaining an interesting atmosphere and feel for it’s entirety, this is that album. “An Antidote for the Glass Pill” from Lychgate is an excellent sophomore album that has a haunting sound to say in the least as this album contains a piano and organ like I said, and they are used to their absolute maximum potential as they create an unsettling feel no matter where in the album they are while also bringing in a unique sound that isn’t pair often with black metal. The whole album isn’t at a break neck pace either as Lychgate knows the virtue of knowing when to slow down and really create an atmosphere that cannot be made when everything is violent and fast. There’s nothing wrong with being slow and terrifying, nothing at all, and “An Antidote for the Glass Pill” makes it look easy. The guitars, vocals, and drums all also have a magnificent sound that varies from being fast and intense to a more calm and eerie sound (hopefully you’re noticing a pattern here). “An Antidote for the Glass Pill” is without a doubt the album for someone who wants an atmospheric album that isn’t too overbearing with the atmosphere while also having a nice balance of black metal. Lychgate is only getting started I’m sure, and I can only imagine what they’ll do with their third album.
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