Swedish black metal five-piece BURNING DARKNESS will release their sophomore full-length album, “Dödens Makt”, on July 2nd 2021 via Non Serviam Records.
Today the band unveils the second single “She Who Dwells Beyond The Branches”.
“In Swedish folklore the skogsrå is a malevolent female being who exists deep within the forest. Her enchanting allure is said to be unmatched by mortal women. She twists the minds of men who dare to venture too far into the woods. They are taken by her, never to be seen again. ‘She Who Dwells Beyond The Branches’ uses its ominous melody to paint an audial tale of her cruel nature and legendary beauty“, comment BURNING DARKNESS.
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Last month the band unleashes their first single “Chiropteran Demon”. Its primitive intro evolves into a progressive verse that mutates into an aggressive chorus making it a fair representation of the new album.
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“Dödens Makt” (The Power of Death) is a more varied and atmospheric recording than the raw and intense debut. The band mixes both fast tempos and very heavy parts along with classic melodic tremolos and progressive elements. The lyrical themes of death and anti-Christianity are kept from the previous album, but new ones such as horror and Norse folklore are now present as well. The cover artwork depicting a demonic bat-like gargoyle was created by Lukasz Jaszak.
“Fans of 90’s black metal will love it. We at Burning Darkness don’t concern ourselves with current trends. We play the type of music we love. Still not rigidly stuck in one spot, we musically take inspiration from other genres of metal and beyond. The new album has more variation than our debut. While it goes mostly quite fast, we’ve added slower and heavy as led parts as well. Rawness is balanced with atmosphere”, explains the frontman Per Kolderup Finstad.
The track listing reads as follows:
- Muspelhems Vrede
- Sulphurous Wrath
- Chiropteran Demon
- She Who Dwells Beyond The Branches
- In The Shadow Of Webbed Wings
- Dödens Makt Är Stor
The album will be available as digipak CD and digital. Pre-orders are available HERE: