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  • Writer's pictureSammie Starr

EP Review: Lasskahl - 'Seasons'

Updated: May 11, 2023

Swiss progressive-metalcore band Lasskahl details some of their best work in their new gravid and compelling EP, Seasons.


Lasskahl is a progressive-metalcore band from French-speaking Switzerland consisting of Ludovic Coker (guitar), Philip Calvet (guitar), Yves Bidaux (drums), Kilian Rustichelli (bass), and Stefano Montemari (vocals). The band has committed their career since 2014 to presenting gravid and gripping guitar riffs and percussive forces, accompanied by mesmerizing fiery and melodic vocal dominance. They would cement this with their Oikoslave EP in 2015 and continue onward. While their quest to achieve their desired sound was not without hurdles owing to internal band changes between 2016 and 2019, the band was able to find stable footing in 2021. A new singer joined the ranks in June 2021, allowing their ambition to be fully realized with their heavy-hitting single, "Labryrith Gates."


The EP concludes with the last song titled "Grudge Gift of Suffering." Combining ethereal elements with ferocious instrumental brutality, "Grudge Gift of Suffering" makes for a beautiful and intense listening experience, saving the best track for last on their EP Seasons.

Now, the band has finally released their new mordacious and eurhythmic EP release, Seasons. Beginning with their first experience, "Labryrith Gates," Lasskahl has shown great progress within their years of being together as a band, showing off their mature ability to blend technically turbulent forces with Montemari's polyphonic vocal talents. A great way to start the EP, this propels the way forward for other great moments that will follow.

Lasskahl continues to pull off its dualistic nature with "Clouds Above Chains." Frantic guitar patterns dripping with sweet-toned vocals and high-impact drums pave the way for a major highlight on the EP, "Faces From The Past." Highly atmospheric and with corybantic guitar tones and rapacious drum work, Lasskahl displays some of the best of their abilities within this one listening experience.

The EP concludes with the last song titled "Grudge Gift of Suffering." Combining ethereal elements with ferocious instrumental brutality, "Grudge Gift of Suffering" makes for a beautiful and intense listening experience, saving the best track for last on their EP Seasons.

Seasons demonstrates the Swedish progressive-metalcore band's wide spectrum of talents and discord. While the band has just recently begun to make ripples in the scene, Seasons is demonstrating that the future looks bright for this brilliant up-and-coming band.


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