by Gerry Mak in New Music on Thursday 20 August 2009

Lord Mantis is a mish-mash of several different metal tropes, with slow doom passages transitioning into dissonant black metal parts and vocals that span the styles of the genre – hardcore yelping, black metal screeching, and death metal growls. This is not surprising, given the band’s members are all prominent in the Chicago metal scene, playing in other bands such as Avichi, Indian, and Nachtmystium.