Pelagic recording artists BARRENS and LESSER GLOW will appear on the October edition of Metal Injection’s virtual Slay At Home Fest. The completely free livestream will feature never-before-seen curated performances from bands, cover collaborations, and more all in support of the Cancer Research Institute. To donate, visit THIS LOCATION.
Gothenburg, Sweden-based post-rock trio BARRENS released their Penumbra full-length in April of this year. Driven as much by synths as guitars, Penumbra oscillates between the dark and bright sides of post-rock. Conceptually, the record centers itself on the topics of change, metamorphosis, and transformation. Penumbra is at once dense, sophisticated, deep, mature, overwhelming, minimalist, and elaborate. It does not sound like a debut album of a new band, but more like an intuitive but also carefully reflected creation of musicians fused together by a long and strong bond. Penumbra is out now on CD, LP, and digital formats. For orders, go to THIS LOCATION where the record can be streamed in full.
Atmospheric doom/sludge metal practitioners, LESSER GLOW, released their Nullity full-length in May. Thrusting forth a massively wide and confident blend of traditional doom meets melodic metal, paired with the likes of hardcore, post-hardcore, noise rock, post-rock, and beyond, LESSER GLOW stands out as a refreshing and unapologetically brutal take on heavy music. Conceptually based around the concept of human beings existing on earth as parasites, the scope widens throughout the course of the record, touching on creation myths, existence within nature, interpersonal and internal struggles, and finishing out with the mass extinction/cleansing of mankind. LESSER GLOW’s Nullity is out now on CD, LP, and digital formats. For orders, go to THIS LOCATION where the record can be streamed in full.