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ARIS­ING EMPIRE An­themic punk and post-hard­core with an eclec­tic edge

Fan­tasy sees Landmvrks build­ing on the prom­ise of their 2016 de­but, pluck­ing in­flu­ences from all cor­ners and switch­ing be­tween dif­fer­ent sonic per­sonas. Nineties punk rock nu­ances sit along­side huge cho­ruses while else­where glass-gar­gling vo­cals more syn­ony­mous with post-hard­core take cen­tre stage. Bursts of pro­gres­sive noodling emerge from Scars while the stun­ning outro of elec­tron­ica-drenched

Dis­dain makes for a stand­out mo­ment. Wan­der­ing into the club­house where North­lane and In­vent, An­i­mate hang out, the Ger­mans as­sim­i­late the modern take on sprawl­ing an­themics. Al­most ev­ery track suc­ceeds, rang­ing from har­mon­i­cally com­plex riffs to pitin­duc­ing break­downs.

Fan­tasy proves you can take a glance back to move for­wards.

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