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Soen — Lykaia

Estimated reading time: 2 minute(s)

★★★☆ You’ll find haunting hybridizations here of Tool, Opeth, Porcupine Tree, Karnivool, and Leprous… with plenty of hints of folk, indie, and ambient rock thrown in for good measure. The band is doubling down on emotionality here, focusing on sublimely excellent songcraft, but at the expense of any overt signs of self-indulgence. Look, I’m all for maturing, but it wouldn’t kill y’all to show off a little.