Soen - Lykaia album review

The best of Prog you can get this month

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The third album from these Swedes takes inspiration from an ancient Greek festival held on the slopes of Mount Lykaion, where werewolves and cannibalism were side acts to human sacrifice. Millennia later, stately metallic anthems such as Opal and Paragon cojoin Soen’s twin influences of Opeth and Tool, the heavy blues of Lucidity a QOTSA-like standout.