“It’s a dark, atmospheric set of shoegaze-tinged gothic doom, with heroic vocals and an emotional weight as heavy as its riffs…” – Treble
Treble is currently streaming Dream Griever, the mammoth debut full-length from Denver doomgaze unit, BLEAKHEART. The premiere comes on the eve of the record’s official release.
A haunting eclipse of sorrow and desire, BLEAKHEART weaves their longing psychedelia into a crushing mass of melancholic wonder. Writes Treble, “It’s a dark, atmospheric set of shoegaze-tinged gothic doom, with heroic vocals and an emotional weight as heavy as its riffs… the group have crafted an aesthetic all their own here, at times veering into the atmospheric realms of post-metal while always returning to a massive, climactic moment. Like any good doom metal, it’s perfect for October listening, but carries an attractive gloom that remains appealing throughout the season.”
Stream BLEAKHEART’s Dream Griever, exclusively at Treble, HERE.
BLEAKHEART’s Dream Griever was produced, recorded, mixed, and mastered by Pete DeBoer (Blood Incantation, Dreadnought) at World Famous Studios in February – March 2020 and comes swathed in the art of Brian D’Agosta (Gostworks Art).
Dream Griever will see release independently October 23rd on CD, cassette, and digitally with Sailor Records handling the vinyl edition. For preorders, visit the band’s Bandcamp page at THIS LOCATION.
BLEAKHEART was initially the solo project of JP Damron (Vermin Womb, In The Company Of Serpents) who soon recruited friend Kelly Schilling (Dreadnought) to contribute her voice to the venture. Following the release of their first demo, the dreamy-dreary duo was joined by Mark Chronister and Josh Kauffman to fully realize their distinct downtrodden, mournful resonance.
By juxtaposing somber, low-fi, guitar-driven soundscapes with shimmering, ethereal vocals and keys, Dream Griever seeks to reflect on the absurdity of the human condition. “The album explores the patterns of destruction and turmoil created within us and the time we lose within those fleeting cycles,” says Schilling. Through anger, deception, loss, and wanting, Dream Griever presents a vulnerable and beautiful atmosphere of introspection around the pitfalls of human experience. “The record goes to all of those places – the acknowledgement, the attempted escape, and the inevitable missteps into the depths of our own machinations.”
JP Damron – guitars
Mark Chronister – guitars
Josh Kauffman – drums
Kelly Schilling – vocals, keys