LESSER GLOW

NULLITY - LTD COLOURED VINYL (PELAGIC)

LESSER GLOW - NULLITY - LTD COLOURED VINYL 140333
Format:
2 LP
Release:
19.06.2020
Label:
PELAGIC
Genre:
Metal
Kat.-Nr.:
140333
Barcode:
4059251403333
Limited milky clear with light black/blue splatter vinyl version! LESSER GLOW was born from an ever- growing sea of noise, swirling together the sounds of humanity into a churning vat of anonymity, in which as individuals, sometimes we are drowning.

The Boston five-piece's debut album "Ruined" made waves in 2018: a "felicitous nihilistic debut coup" (Metal Hammer) containing "the best doom single of the year" (Visions), making "the excitement of what they might come up with on their sophomore release nearly unbearable upon first listen" (Ghost Cult).

Meticulous. Focused. Direct. - Well, here it is: "Nullity" brings an undeniable heaviness, with lyrics and music coexisting in the same beautiful, dynamic and volatile space.

Heavy but not excessive. Massive yet not gratuitous. FOR FANS OF: Gojira, Mastodon, Converge, Isis, Deftones, Sumac, Dillinger Escape Plan, Envy, Will Haven, The Jesus Lizard, Code Orange, Mare, Cult of Luna, etc.

"We wanted to make the record sound more forward and driving, while implementing a lot more movement into the sounds and mixes.

Pull the drums forward. Up the grit a bit more. Give the record more teeth in the heavier moments and more lush space in the melodic and ambient passages.

We gave ourselves a lot more time in the studio to track this one over all, diving deeper into tones and choices along the way and leaving time for plenty of experimentation and improvisational passages written in the studio.

Overall our approach was consciously much more immersive this time around", comments guitarist Andrew Nault.

"Nullity" is based around the concept of human beings existing on earth as parasites. The scope both widens and focuses 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.

The idea of LESSER GLOW grew as a response to the unrealistic progression of heavy music in recent years...

generally feeling over-technical, over-produced and sometimes entirely fake. "I was caught in a major 90s binge, listening to a bunch of stuff like Unsane and Failure, and feeling like that raw, palpable energy and songwriting was slipping away from modern heavy records", comments Nault.

"I was tired of genre-choked bands, and missed hearing songs instead of riff parades." With their upcoming sophomore album "Nullity", Lesser Glow rips open 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.

Molding all these into one cohesive mix, LESSER GLOW stand out as a refreshing and unapologetically brutal take on heavy music.
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. THE GREAT IMITATOR
  • 1.2. RED AYRAG
  • 1.3. FOSTERING THIS NULLITY
  • 1.4. ALONE IN THE COLUMN
  • 1.5. VERSTERVEN
  • 1.6. I AM THE ISLAND
  • 1.7. THE GREAT FILTER
  • 1.8. TOBA