Lvmen - Mondo LP (2006)
If you read here and there reviews about this Czech band, you'll see that I'm not the only one to say that among the plethoric "suiveurs" of Neurosis, Lvmen is one of the best, strongest, most original, avoiding a boring tendancy to play contemplative suites supposed to be to music what impressionism was to painting. I've been seducted some years by this approach but for the last 5 years, it bores me to death (that's the reason why I stop the records before actually dying). Not Lvmen, who take you by the bollocks (or ovaries according to your gender) and mix with it's post-rock à-la Neurosis some hardcore à-la Converge but always with something more palatable and more modest than these two combos. And Lvmen are not new in the scene. They began 12 years ago and this is their second album only (a third was released in 2008). If you are in Pelican, Isis, Ocean and all this scene, I'm sure Lvmen will enter in your top as soon as you'll listen to them and make you understand why they're far better. Give a try here.