Southern California’s REALMS OF VISION – founded by members of Animosity, Entheos, Set Your Goals, and more – present their second LP, Through All Unknown. The album is now streaming in its entirety at PureGrainAudio as Creator-Destructor Records prepares for its official release this Friday.
Delivering a groove-drenched style of psychedelic metal through nine sprawling tracks, REALMS OF VISION‘s Through All Unknown reveals a combination of influences such as Alice in Chains, High On Fire, Type O Negative, and Black Sabbath; an amalgamation of darkness, melody, and esoteric intensity, potently paired with modern slam/death metal tendencies. The album was recorded by Donald Scully, mixed by Scott Goodrich, and mastered by Paul Miner.
PureGrainAudio offers in part, “Their mixture of doom, stoner and psychedelic rock/metal sees the band producing music that runs the gamut from sludge/stoner to classic metal to ’90s grunge a la Alice In Chains.”
Stream REALMS OF VISION’s entire Through All Unknown at PureGrainAudio now at THIS LOCATION.
Creator-Destructor Records will release Through All Unknown on CD, LP, and digital platforms this Friday, March 30th; find preorder options HERE.
With Frank Costa (Animosity, Entheos) and Corey Largent on guitars and vocals, Mike Ambrose (Set Your Goals) on drums, and Brandon McCubbin on bass, the members of REALMS OF VISION hail from an array of backgrounds, and the band’s sound reflects this through every song on Through All Unknown. From the eerie opening of “Invoke” straight into the absolutely decimating sludge/stoner riffage of “State Of Silence,” the listener can tell immediately that these musicians know what they’re doing on Through All Unknown.
While combining down-tuned, expertly-written riffs and song-structures is the band’s specialty, the powerful vocals of Costa harken back to the best and darkest aspects of ’90s grunge, with a clean-singing approach that adds crucial memorable hooks to the band’s sound, while not detracting from the sheer heaviness in the slightest. Creating such a unique sound is no easy feat, but REALMS OF VISION has here succeeded in spades.