It’s a wicked heavy band from France that’s not go­jira!

Metal Hammer (UK) - - New Noise Round-up - WORDS: ALI COOPER

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.

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