On October 13, 2018, American alternative metal artist Melissa VanFleet released her highly anticipated and hauntingly spellbinding new project “Ode To The Dark”, available now at all major digital retailers.
“Ode To The Dark” was recorded in February 2017 at BRX Studio in Milan with the team behind Italian gothic metal band LACUNA COIL‘s 2016 album Delirium – bassist/producer Marco Coti Zelati with engineers Marco Barusso (Thirty Seconds To Mars, Coldplay), Dario Valentini and Marco D’Agostino – and features guest musician Douglas Blair of W.A.S.P. on lead guitar.
From the opening song “Raven”, released last year as a single to underground critical acclaim, to the liberating and transformative closing title track, “Ode To The Dark” consistently showcases VanFleet’s emotionally intense signature vocal delivery and powerful songwriting ability accompanied by Coti Zelati’s atmospherically dark orchestration and trademark bass tone.
Watch “Ode To The Dark Part I: RAVEN” Official Trailer here:
About Melissa: A vocalist and musician who crafts dark songs with haunting melodies and intense messages, Melissa VanFleet brings a true singer/songwriter element to alternative metal music. She has powerfully and effectively established her own unique sound by presenting her signature vocal prowess at the forefront while incorporating her classical and orchestral influences with heavy, melancholic undertones.
Watch below a special unplugged version of “Raven”: