Lakeshore is the newest powerhouse in the heavy scene and are slated to release their debut EP, 41, in the coming month! Hailing from New Fairfield, Connecticut, the group is comprised of brothers Joe and Ben Lionetti from Emmure as well as vocalist Shawn Adams, bassist Chris Segovia, and guitarist Mitch LoBuglio. The EP was recorded with producer Ken Susi (The Contortionist) and is scheduled for a highly anticipated self-release this spring.
ALBUM REVIEW: “41” BY LAKESHORE
With such an impressive musical between the members, it is no surprise that in just three tracks the band can present an entire speech and worthwhile listen for fans. The first track, “History,” brings back some of the early metalcore roots that people loved about the Tooth & Nail roster. It is a balance of melodic vocal hooks, piercing lead guitars, tank-like drums, and complementary rhythm.
The second track titled “future” is a bit of a fake out as it begins with a tender guitar intro and leads into a dynamic flow of atmospheric verses and sizzling choruses. Considering past acts the members have been involved in, the cleaner and more emotional qualities of each track are refreshing and unexpected.
The third and final track of 41 brings back the droning and heavy sound that listeners are anticipating. Featuring Karl Shubach of Misery Signals, “King” possesses a more dissonant sound with the classic headbanging quality that any good metal holds. The song borderline breaks down only to introduce a harmonized eastern inspired guitar lead before Shubach deconstructs the entire thing with his beloved guttural screams.
Overall, the 41 EP is short and sweet, but it will certainly leave you curious about what’s to come for Lakeshore.