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Flashback to 2017: Spirit Adrift dropped its 2nd LP ‘Curse Of Conception’ via 20 Buck Spin, a huge step forward following the debut, landing at #2 in Decibel Magazine’s best albums of the year and carving out a sound now patently its own. Lazily labelled Doom by some, the band is in fact the true representation of what modern Heavy Metal should be, a direct descendent of the widely-appealing arena-filling superstars of the ‘80s and ‘90s without a whiff of anachronistic cosplay fantasies.
Spirit Adrift’s third album ‘Divided By Darkness’ delivers on the promise first revealed on ‘Curse Of Conception’ and then advances far beyond it in every way achieving a timeless album for the ages. First single ‘Hear Her’ pummels with the concise urgency and unforgettable chorus of a vital radio hit while ‘Angel & Abyss’ has the classic progression that leads from reflective ballad to rapturous anthemic triumph. The continued evolution of Nathan Garrett as a top vocal talent in modern Heavy Metal shines through amidst the masterful musicianship and huge production value engineered by Sanford Parker.
Among the many stylistic divergences within rock and metal, Spirit Adrift’s ‘Divided By Darkness’ understands that there is no substitute for huge ambition, soul-bearing lyricism and most importantly the ability of a pristinely penned riff and impassioned chorus to alter hearts and minds. Astonishingly ‘Divided By Darkness’ is Spirit Adrift’s heaviest and most accessible album to date and will stand as the apex of Heavy Metal songcraft in 2019.
releases May 10, 2019
Engineered and mixed by Sanford Parker
Mastered by Collin Jordan
Produced by Sanford Parker, Nate Garrett, Chase Mason, Marcus Bryant, and Jeff Owens
Lead & harmony vocals, guitar, bass - Nate Garrett
Drums - Marcus Bryant
Synth and Wurlitzer - Preston Bryant
Choral Vocals on 'Living Light' - Kayla Dixon
supported by 12 fans who also own “Divided By Darkness”
Too Doom-y for my own personal taste, but I say that as a fan of Traditional Heavy Metal. Desolation is a competent album, reminding me of oldschool Aryeon in some respects, albeit with a slower tempo and slightly heavier sound. A strong vocalist with a solid and clean sound to his voice really helps pull everything together. The progression of the album is really worth appreciating--by Flesh to Nothing the band is coming into their sound. Worth listening all the way through, certainly, and even more so if you were unsure about Doom metal. This might just change your mind and be your gateway.
Coming from a very picky traditional Metalhead, I give my kudos to Khemmis on this one. Yankee