Sacramento, California based doom quintet Sacramento, California based doom quintet Chrch has joined the Neurot Recordings family for the release of the forthcoming full-length "Light Will Consume Us All," which is slated to drop this spring.
Comments the band: "We are very excited to be working with Neurot for our next record. To be able to share the continuation of our narrative with the world through them is thrilling. Neurosis is the apex of integrity in music to us and it's an honor to work with like-minded individuals for this release."
Standing at a crossroads of light and dark, Chrch wields epic, lengthy songs, massive low end, and an occult vocal presence in a perfect blend of height and depth. Chrch has been hard at work crafting its particular sound since late 2013. There is no image or campy gimmick to uphold, only the humble glorification of their fundamental musical elements.
This purity and honesty comes across in a striking manner on the band's debut "Unanswered Hymns" (Battleground Records, 2015), a sprawling roller coaster of an album. Long form songs build and heedlessly dismantle as the band reaches sonic heights and beautiful plateaus. Severe, sometimes unrelenting, vocals contrast melodic singing; massive fuzz gives way to clean guitar parts. Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Patrick Hills at Earthtone Studios in Rocklin, California, it exudes a warm, organic tone that draws the listener in with a sound influenced by traditional doom, psych rock, drone, and ambience.
Chrch teamed up with Fister to release a split 12" via Battleground Records/Crown And Thorne LTD, earlier this year. The track, "Temples," displays the increasing subtlety and intensity of Chrch's songwriting. Intricate melodies and composition build on the band's thunderous drums, strong vocals, and gargantuan riffs. The impending "Light Will Consume Us All" carries with it the same quality of songwriting that caught the attention of fans worldwide on the debut. Building upon this unyielding foundation, "Light Will Consume Us All" continues Chrch's narrative, traversing life's epic journey of loss, reclamation and, ultimately, finding hope within the darkness.
Minimalist, indulgent, or straightforward; the music of Chrch calls the listener to inhabit it, allowing enough room for its transmutation into anything one desires of it.
Stand by for further info on "Light Will Consume Us All" to be announced in the weeks to come.