Ohio melodic blackened death/thrash metal act Skeletonwitch issued a visualizer video for the new song "Fen Of Shadows." The song will appear on the brand new album "Devouring Radiant Light," which is set for release on July 20th via Prosthetic Records. Pre-orders can be had at this location.
Skeletonwitch has succeeded where many have failed: the band has reformulated the sound mid-career with dizzyingly triumphant results. Since its inception over a decade ago, Skeletonwitch has been known for blending and bending metal subgenres. The members' collective love of Judas Priest, classic-era Metallica and Immortal has always been worn on the members' sleeves and remains evident. However, it's the band's blacker leanings that have shifted to the forefront and altered the tenor of the through line on this latest offering.
"Devouring Radiant Light" was produced by Kurt Ballou, Mixed by Fredrik Nordström and mastered by Brad Boatright. The album sees the band crashing headlong into the subgenre like never before. And where Skeletonwitch previously ran its output through a Second Wave Black Metal filter, "Devouring" incorporates a strong atmospheric influence. Bergtatt-era Ulver and Cascadian black metal lineage are palpable. From ethereal intros to tremolo sky-ride leads, Devouring is draped with and adorned in the musical lexicon of black metal.
The track listing and artwork can be found here:
1. Fen of Shadows
2. Where Paradise Fades
3. Temple of the Sun
4. Devouring Radiant Light
5. The Luminous Sky
6. The Vault
7. Carnarium Eternal
8. Sacred Soil