Letum - Broken

Now you just gotta love this!  While it's been quite a while since Letum's last release (five years!), this new album is definitely worth the wait.  The previous album, The Entrance to Salvation, was more on the safe side.  On Broken, Letum lets loose the reins a little and allows their music to reach out into other realms.  While you still have the beautiful and haunting dark ambient with choral pieces, you now mix in some harsher styled industrial as well.  What was a project I liked before has become one I love now.  Letum takes you on a roller coaster of a journey.  Lulling you.  Exciting you.  And raking you over the coals.  Take a little Raison d'Ítre, a little Parca Pace, and a little In Slaughter Natives, and Letum is what you'll have.  While not quite in the same league as the before-mentioned bands, Letum is no let-down.  This is high quality music that is very worthy of the Cold Meat label.  The soundscapes here are eerie, atmospheric, demented, and downright sad and depressing at times.  My wife even commented that some of it sounded demonic.  While I won't quite agree with her there, this is some haunting stuff at times.  Letum has returned, and Letum has succeeded in crafting a wonderful piece of art! 

Rating: 89/100

Review By: Matt Morrow

Label: Cold Meat Industry

Total Songs: 10

Total Time: 55:24

Tracklisting: 1. Solititation, 2. Attempt (Failure), 3. Broken, 4. Betrayed, 5. Staring at Nothing, 6. Shadow, 7. Silence, 8. Dissolving, 9. Communion, 10. Tears.

Best Songs: Tracks 1, 2, & 9.

Band Lineup: Matthias Henrikssons

Band Website: http://letum.info.se/