Lethe have made two tracks available for streaming from their upcoming album, When Dreams become Nightmares, released January 17th. Mentioned in their own description are three of my favourite artists: The Gathering, Ulver, and the 3rd and the mortal, so naturally I was intrigued. Embracing the trip-hop/rock eras of all of these bands, they combine these influences, and I also hear something of Lamb and Portishead in there too, to create their own unique brand of down-tempo trip-hop. With a slight doom-metal edge to it, similar to Katatonia’s Viva Emptiness to my ears, fantastic vocals which reminded me somewhat of Anneke Van Giersbergen (a compliment if ever there was one) and a dark atmosphere, these two tracks sound very promising and the album should be an interesting listen, I’m certainly anticipating the release. It’s close in sound to a combination of The Gathering’s Disclosure and Ulver’s Perdition city, while a little reminiscent of the early metal days of both of those bands.
Stream “Come look at the darkness with me” and “You” here: http://dmp666.bandcamp.com/album/when-dreams-become-nightmares