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Review by Tony Cannella

From Russia, the band is called Lateless. They have previously released two EP’s and now they have issued their full-length debut. They have been described as Gothic metal but I find their music to be more up-tempo than what is usually considered Gothic Metal.“Lateless” features a playing time of only about 35-minutes spread out over 10-songs. With their lead vocalist Nataly at the helm the band deliver a strong brew of mostly up-tempo songs, with some heavy guitar riffs present throughout the CD. After the short “Intro”, Lateless dive into the pounding “All Right” to get the ball rolling. My favorite track would have to be the furiously up-tempo “Prisoner of a Life”. This track features just an awesome melody that really drives the song. “The Caribbean” is one of the slower songs in tempo but is still quite heavy. The final track is the alternative version of “All Right”. There are some minor changes made to the song, mainly with the vocals, but it is still basically the same track. Other highlights include: “Styx”, “Breath Again” and “Lonely Days”. Fans who have their first two EPs will notice that many of the same songs are presented here. So, are Lateless a Gothic Metal band? That is probably irrelevant. The fact remains that Lateless are just a good band, and their debut is living, breathing proof of this.   

Rating – 83/100

 

Tracklist

  1. Intro
  2. All Right
  3. Styx
  4. Prisoner of a Life
  5. Breathe Again
  6. Lonely Days
  7. My Second Nightmare
  8. Two People
  9. The Caribbean
  10. All Right (Alternative Version)

 

Line Up

  • Nataly – Vocals
  • Vecheslav – Guitars
  • Yaroslav – Bass
  • Nick – Drums 


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