Hauntingly doom spirit covers the world underneath a melancholic, Godless Veil.
And though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death…
Exactly five years after their sixth longplayer Sovran, Draconian once again cast their breathtaking veil of melancholy over the world. This second full-length release featuring singer Heike Langhans, delivers a captivating mélange of dreary doom and contrasty vocals, and mixes Heike’s angelic female voice with Anders Jakobsson’s death growls.
The one-hour long album, graced with a haunting cover artwork by Natalia Drepina, is carrying the legacy of gothic doom metal à la My Dying Bride or Trees Of Eternity into the new decade and will drag the listener into a sorrowful cosmos right with the first notes of the spellbinding opener “Sorrow Of Sophia“ that interweaves beauty with crippling depression.
After crushing slow rhythms and the fragile “Sleepwalkers“ that leads through barren soundscapes, the band – founded in Säffle / Sweden in 1994 – rises up to their best in the nine-minute long “Ascend Into Darkness“, which will echo in the listener’s ears long after the final chord has died away.
Under A Godless Veil tracklist: 1. Sorrow of Sophia 2. The Sacrificial Flame 3. Lustrous Heart 4. Sleepwalkers 5. Moon Over Sabaoth 6. Burial Fields 7. The Sethian 8. Claw Marks On The Throne 9. Night Visitor 10. Ascend Into Darkness
Under A Godless Veil will be available in the following formats: CD Jewelcase / 2LP Gatefold Black vinyl / 2LP Gatefold Gold vinyl / Digital Album
Draconian is: Anders Jacobsson – vocals / Heike Langhans – vocals / Johan Ericsson – guitar / Daniel Arvidsson – guitar / Jerry Torstensson – drums