BAND: Lost Within
TITLE: Tempus
RELEASE DATE: 26/10/18

Lost Within have been a firm fixture on Hull’s metal scene for a while now, mixing unbridled rage with masterful melodies to stamp their authority. Last year saw the release of their debut EP, Silence in Motion, which was released to a great reception, including slots on BBC Music Introducing Humberside. This year sees the release of their second EP, Tempus, with bigger production and bigger riffs.

The EP opens up with a short intro track, entitled Elegy, a well composed piano and string accompaniment builds to the tempo of a ticking clock and a thumping heartbeat. The haunting comparison between time and life stick with you as the title track springs out and knocks you back to reality. A full review of the title track can be read here.

My favourite track on the EP is I Won’t Leave – a ten-tonne chugged riff builds massively to a colossal magnitude before a simple, yet effective chorus relents the driving rhythm. Drummers, in my opinion, are often overlooked but Alex’s skills on this track show how he is one of the best metal drummers on the Hull scene.

History (My Gift) and One Last Game are a double edged cacophony of subdued, sludgy riffs and pinched harmonics. Both tracks are quite similar and feature huge, towering guitar solos – One Last Game features an electrifying piece of guest work by Dividium‘s Peter Delaney.

Ending the EP is Not Worth My Time – a fast paced, neck breaker matching the anger and furious demeanor of the other tracks blow for blow. Rather fittingly, the track ends with a delicate piano arrangement in a similar vein to the intro track – and it does not feel out of place whatsoever. Chaos and melody, in perfect harmony.

RATING: 8/10

WORDS: Shane Douthwaite