, the legendary Italian masters of the Horror Movie Soundtracks, are best known for their collaborations with directors such as George A. Romero and Dario Argento, as well as their seminal album 'Roller'. They have scored a vast number of genre cult classics including Suspiria, Patrick, The Church, Deep Red, Tenebrae and Dawn of the Dead. Their synth-heavy prog rock regularly veers into nightmarish and atmospheric territory, making them a truly original and iconic entity. The current lineup includes original members Massimo Morante, Maurizio Guarini, Fabio Pignatelli, and Agostino Marangolo.
Since their inception over a decade ago, Gigan
has delivered one of the most memorable and creative discographies of any modern tech-death band. Across three previous full-lengths and their debut EP, the group has created a unique and singular style of technical death metal that's completely alien and bizarre in the best way possible, and one which runs circles around damn near 99% of what's out there. Furious and complex.
On paper, the Lion's Daughter
sounds like a stoner's dream: "let's like ... put John Carpenter-style horror synths together with some brutal metal!" The trio in question mix Seventies/Eighties horror synths with metal in the greatest way possible. Imagine a black-metal-leaning Mastodon with Zombi's Steve Moore in tow, and you might have an idea. And though metal is the primary conduit, the synth portions aren't relegated to simple intro and outros - instead the heavily vibe-y synthesizers are seamlessly weaved into the fabric of all their compositions.