Los Angeles based progressive metallers Lufeh (a band of both Brazilian and American musicians) recently released a new album Luggage Falling Down this past April and they couldn’t be more pleased with the results of the collaboration. Heavy, complex, and sophisticated, the tapestry of arrangements incorporates pop, progressive metal, and Brazilian music.
The band features Gera Penna – Keys; Duca Tambasco – Bass; Dennis Atlas – Vocals; Teo Dornellas – Guitar; and Lufeh Batera – Drums.
“For those who know my drumming,” said Batera, “they are going to notice lots of elements that express my drumming style, but also, they are going to see a different, more mature musician, and with lots of Brazilian music influence, combining double bass, with swing and odd times.”
Hunkered down for two weeks in the Los Angeles area, the whole band stayed together to record the album, visit NAMM and check out live concerts. The eight tracks on the full length were custom-tailored for this release; each track was thought out as a collaborative masterpiece.
The first single from the album “Find My Way” has a video out, which clearly shows the passion and energy these musicians embody. Batera explains the picture being painted with this song:
“It is the dictionary definition of a cinematic, high-energy show opener. Close your eyes and listen to this song, and you’ll see the stage lights hit as the first guitar lick screams out when the band cues out of the “intro tape.” The song also features a metrically disorienting instrumental section and poetic lyrics about turning dreams into reality.”
Melodic and aggressive, Luggage Falling Down is melodic, aggressive, and has a strong foundation in jazz, but with a metal edge. Recommended for fans of Rush, Dream Theater, and Incubus, the album is available for stream and download on Lufehband.bandcamp.com, Spotify, Apple Music.