“‘Cruel Is The Light To Thee’ evokes a sort of derelict, ironic sense of triumph in the face of the mounting despair in which it is steeped…” — Invisible Oranges
Stream ECLIPSER’s “Cruel Is The Light To Thee” At THIS LOCATION
Invisible Oranges is currently streaming “Cruel Is The Light To Thee” from Canadian blackened death newcomers ECLIPSER. The track comes by way of the band’s forthcoming full-length, Pathos, set for release next month via Noise Salvation Records.
Notes the band, “ECLIPSER’s debut album Pathos was written to invoke a sense of dismay and gloom, especially from a lyrical standpoint. Despite being a song about enlightenment through self-immolation, ‘Cruel Is The Light To Thee’ stands out as the exception. It builds tension with a dark energetic force and is easily one of the most infectious songs on the record. Divergent vocals command a canorous arrangement of ugly guitar riffs over bursts of hammering drumbeats.”
Raves Invisible Oranges, “With a vile atmosphere of misanthropy, the record heralds philosophies of abysmal strife and the futility of the human condition,” adding of the track specifically, “Galloping into a frenzy of tremolo riffs and blast beats, the song launches the listener headlong into ECLIPSER’s cataclysmic mire of densely layered aural chaos — rather than choosing to completely obscure their compositions in static and fuzz, though, ECLIPSER leave just enough clarity in their soul-shattering barrage of sound to allow a glimpse of the soaring melodies and cavernous structures in which its four members maneuver. Of this band’s many layers, their vocals are perhaps the most haunting and ungodly element: shrill, disturbing shrieks diverge from inhuman guttural lows to form a sort of infernal harmony that jarringly punctuates the pulsating wall of noise surrounding it.”
Read more and stream ECLIPSER’s “Cruel Is The Light To Thee” via Invisible Oranges at THIS LOCATION.
Recorded, mixed, and mastered at Topon Das’ (Fuck The Facts) Apartment 2 Studio, and engineered by Scott Burniston, the band’s impending debut, Pathos, is a culmination of their first year of writing as a unit. Instrumentally, ECLIPSER delivers an emotionally disturbing sonic landscape comprised of dense and transcendent atmospheres interrupted by frantic, anxiety-inducing riffs, blastbeats and a multi-dimensional barrage of ravenous screams, blood curdling shrieks, and harsh guttural lows. Conceptually, Pathos is a cryptic and abysmal collection of bleak philosophies, exploring esoteric theologies such as hermeticism and alchemy. Laden with contrast between religious and blasphemous connotations and the overall notion that the human condition is something to overcome, the record is as pulverizing as it is thought-provoking.
Pathos will be released via Noise Salvation Records, helmed in part by Topon Das, on September 6th on CD and digitally. For preorders, visit the label’s Bandcamp page at THIS LOCATION where previously-released single “Sorrow Spirals” can be streamed.
A name derived from the all-obscuring sound they produce, Ottawa, Ontario’s ECLIPSER spews forth a foreboding polarity of soaring melodies and nightmarish dissonance, coiled together to create a dreadful malaise of blackened death metal promised to starve the light of everything it touches.
Francesco Falsetto – vocals
Ryan Menard – guitar, vocals
Christian Beaupré – guitar
Chris Joyal – drums
Seb Choquette – bass