A Storm Of Light

And We Wept The Black Ocean Within

1. Adrift (The Albatross I)
2. Vast And Endless
3. Black Ocean
4. Thunderhead
5. Undertow (The Albatross II)
6. Mass
7. Leaden Tide
8. Breach (The Albatross III)
9. Descent
10. Iron Heart

Featuring current and former members of Neurosis, Tombs, Unsane and Swans, A Storm of Light is exactly what you might guess based on the title and cover: a massive tsunami of sound and thunder, intent on submerging you beneath its crushing waters. Itís progressive hardcore/doom with a tortured, nautical theme: slow, crashing slabs of guitar, bellowed vocals and dissonant waves of feedback drifting beneath the cacophony. In other words, Neurosis meets Ahab. The album is both cinematic and colossal, as A Storm of Light pounds the listener with wave after wave of oceanic dirges. Whatís most notable is how they work a succession of tranquil respites into tracks like ďLeaden TideĒ, as if itís safer and quieter below the crashing waves than it is on the churning surface. Itís like the opening scenes of Saving Private Ryan, where the camera keeps dipping below the waves to reveal a refuge that seems temptingly safe but is most likely permanent.
If itís A Storm of Lightís goal to drown you in atmosphere and conjure up visions of a suffocating, fading-light demise, theyíve done a damn fine job of it. Youíre not going to want to listen to this during daylight hours, or even with the lights on - itís meant to be taken as a full experience, to be consumed by and swallowed up in.

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And We Wept The Black Ocean Within
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