Chicago progressive post-metal doom bringers, TAKEN BY THE SUN, who feature within their ranks members of architectural experimental metal technicians, Scientist, will unleash their self-titled full-length debut later this month.
Captured almost exclusively live at Steve Albini’s Electrical Audio Studio, engineered by Sanford Parker (Twilight, Voivod, Eyehategod, Yob etc.) and mastered by Collin Jordan (Eyehategod, Indian, Wovenhand, Voivod etc.) at The Boiler Room, all in Chicago, Taken By The Sun is an all-consuming eight-track, forty-two minute sound excursion that shape shifts from tranquilizing to treacherous with heart-palpitating severity.
In anticipation of its forthcoming release, today The Sludgelord offers up monolithic closing track “Ornaflux” for public ingestion. Check it out in all its soul-rupturing glory at THIS LOCATION.
A name signifying decay and rebirth, TAKEN BY THE SUN was spawned in 2011. Though clearly rooted within The Windy City’s venue-quaking, riff-worshipping doom and stoner metal traditions, TAKEN BY THE SUN take their audio manifestations far beyond those confines brandishing fuzz-addled guitars, grinding bass, cavernous drums, and dry-throated vocals fused with prog metal acrobatics, lush vocal harmonies, and pedal steel twang to heighten the intensity and plain epicness of their meticulous arranged compositions. With their self-titled debut, TAKEN BY THE SUN translates the energy and diversity of their live performance in recorded form. Tracked live with only minimal subsequent overdubs, the album is faithful to both the earnestness and magnitude of the band’s sound. Multilayered, nuanced and gristly, thick gnarled riffs coil around gravel-throated voice incursions, the planet rumbles, tracks heave like the sky is breaking. Aggressive yet cathartic, at times otherworldly, TAKEN BY THE SUN recalls the confounding atmospheres of veteran sound contortionists Neurosis, Isis, Pelican, Rosetta, Mouth Of the Architect, Red Sparowes, and The Ocean without replicating them.
Taken By The Sun will be released independently on February 24th. Preorder your copy today via the official TAKEN BY THE SUN BandCamp page at THIS LOCATION.