As American doom metal unit DAYLIGHT DIES release their fourth studio full-length, A Frail Becoming, via Candlelight Records this week, the band’s brand new video for the album is today unveiled via Metal Injection.
Constructed for the album’s epic fourth track, “Dreaming of Breathing,” the video was directed by Ramon Boutviseth, who DAYLIGHT DIES have previously worked with. Stated drummer Jesse Haff on the course taken in bringing the video to fruition: “We worked with director Ramon Boutviseth back in 2006 when he filmed the ‘Lies the Bind’ video. We were blown away by what he delivered, and by his talents and ambition. We knew without hesitation he was who we wanted to work with for the ‘Dreaming of Breathing’ video. It was important the video not only visually matched the aesthetic of the album art, but also communicate at least metaphorically some of the meaning behind the song. He filmed the narrative bits in Malibu, California, and the band shots in a small studio with no air conditioning during a sweltering hot evening in North Carolina. We think the end result is gorgeous and fitting, and are just so pleased to have worked with Ramon and his team once again.”
Delve into the visual version of the beautiful, pummeling “Dreaming of Breathing” at Metal Injection RIGHT HERE.
Fans can also listen to “A Final Vestige” from the album at the Candlelight Records Soundcloud page AT THIS LOCATION, as well as the opening track “Infidel” at Decibel Magazine RIGHT HERE.
One of the premiere acts of the genre to hail from the continent, DAYLIGHT DIES have amassed a dedicated following through their live performances and multitude of releases and LPs since the mid-’90s. On October 9th the band will release their fourth album, A Frail Becoming, onto the North American masses. Yielding nearly fifty minutes of the band’s tumultuous, orchestrated doom metal superiority, as always flooded with as much emotion as aggression, A Frail Becoming is the band’s most accomplished work to date. The album was mixed by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios (Opeth, Katatonia, Devin Townsend), the packaging bearing photography from award-winning Jonathan Mehring in a layout designed by Agni Kaster.
Stay tuned for pending tour actions and more over the coming months as DAYLIGHT DIES head out in support of A Frail Becoming once again in early 2013.
“At their best, Daylight Dies are all about contrasts. Mournful guitar melodies are countered by crushing fuerneal riffs, harsh vocal growls are juxtaposed with smooth, clean crooning. The way darkness and light play off each other on this album is quietly sublime…” – Decibel
“This is the album longtime Daylight Dies fans knew they were capable of writing. 4.5/5” – About.com
“The album just simply slays any way you slice it, but for death/doom fanatics, this may be ‘Top Five of the Year’ material. 4/5” – Metal Underground
“…the sharpness and force in the execution of what the band does is tremendous, I couldn’t have asked for a better release to kick off the autumn season with. 8.5/10” – Blistering
“While the Daylight Dies formula remains unmolested by time and passing trends, the production and musicianship have been infinitely refined… 9.75/10” – Metal Curse
“…hearing it once simply will not do, leaving you wanting another round of music-driven emotional abuse that will drive you crazy until that next dismal fix. 9.5/10” – Apoch’s Metal Review
“We can only the band keeps delivering albums like these… 91/100” – Infernal Masquerade
“…a potent album that speaks to the best of what the band is capable of, and it’s flexible enough to pull in some new converts along the way. 4/5” – Metal Rules