Five long years following the release of their critically lauded second album “Wake”, Oslo’s post-metal collective Leonov are ready to rain down some new hauntingly beautiful and meditative post-metal anthems.
The band’s new album “Procession” sees them blending razor sharp, cold progressiveness with heartfelt warm passages, giving their output an eerie and cinematic, almost otherworldly feel to it. It is the sound of a world collapsing. Doom, shifting axes and intense darkness. A prayer for the suffering and a hope for emanating light.
While the album has an overall melancholy and cathartic feel, Leonov are still capable of delivering some powerful and heavy moments, but rather than bouncing between the two poles, they masterfully blend this heaviness with grand refinement giving the songs a more dynamic and distinctive feel.