It’s a wicked heavy band from France that’s not gojira!
MaRseIlle MaRvels laNdMvRks reverberate reflective grunge vocals against berserk metalcore energy. After self-producing and releasing their debut album, Hollow, in 2016, 2018’s polished follow-up Fantasy hones their two clashing moods at their own pace.
“Vocalist Florent Salfati and I are sound engineers, so we use our own studio at home,” explains guitarist Nicolas Exposito. “Our sessions are neverending and it doesn’t cost hundreds per day, but the downside is we don’t give ourselves deadlines.”
The old adage of not judging a book by its cover certainly applies to Landmvrks, with their new album’s funfair-themed artwork concealing an onslaught of vigorous riffs.
“If you didn’t listen to the album, you’d have no idea we’re a metalcore band, and that’s what we wanted. We didn’t want a cliché album cover so we asked a tattoo artist friend to listen to our album and just draw what she felt. It fits the poetic lyrics and we’re French so it’s romantic, too.”
Accompanying While She Sleeps and Stray From The Path on their European tour before supporting Polaris in Japan, Landmvrks will take their place in the worldwide scene this year – all in good time to make their own landmark in the colourful history of metalcore.