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Thursday, February 16, 2017
NEWS: U.S. Dark Metal Outfit DEATHWHITE Releasing First Full-Length in March
"The future influences the present just as much as the past." - Friedrich Nietzsche
American dark metal outfit DEATHWHITE has set a March 10, 2017 release date for their first full-length album, For a Black Tomorrow. New song "Dreaming the Inverse" is streaming below.
The follow-up to the band's two well-received EP's (2014's Ethereal and 2015's Solitary Martyr, respectively), For a Black Tomorrow finds DEATHWHITE weaving emotive clean vocals with melodic, sweeping riffs, and elaborate drumming under a depressive atmosphere. For a Black Tomorrow was recorded from August to October 2016 at Cerebral Audio Productions under the careful supervision of producer/engineer Shane Mayer.
For a Black Tomorrow track listing:
1. The Grace of the Dark
4. Just Remember
6. Dreaming the Inverse
7. Death and the Master
8. Prison of Thought
9. For a Black Tomorrow
This is what Metal Reviews has said in the past about the band:
"Last year I reveiwed [sic] Deathwhite's first EP, and they've already released another one for our listening pleasure. Already, there are signs of change, and no changes but for the better. Solitary Martyr has fewer influences from folk and the songs sound both more complete and more depressive, and the riffing has a strength I didn't expect based on hearing Ethereal.
The acoustic approach is mostly gone in favor of slightly dissonant two-guitar rhythm harmonies that have a much more metal sound, but the crispness of the production and songwriting remains; you could cut diamonds on some of those crunchy chords on Pressure. Suffer Abandonment sounds similar but is much catchier, and the ringing riffs used here, minus the Katatonia-like vocals, sound more blackened than gothic. Speaking of those vocals, they're still emotional, but sound less whiny than the ones I complained about last time. For being this depressive-sounding, the music now progresses smoothly and without introspective pauses, and the guitar work turns on a dime, especially on the title track. The jerking double-crunch of Only Imagined finishes the EP out. I didn't enjoy this one quite as much as the others -- its slower tempo doesn't seem to lend itself as well to the overall sound of the album --, but the muted guitar break in the middle is good.
Solitary Martyr shows a substantial improvement in Deathwhite's abilities and overall sound, and many of the weak points from their first EP have been polished out. It's another $5 EP like Ethereal -- but you now get a good deal more value for the money."
This what Rock n Reel has said in the past about the band:
Deathwhite have followed up last year’s ‘Ethereal’ EP with a brand new EP, begging the question, why is this band self-releasing material and not with a massive record label? ‘Solitary Martyr’ is the name of this name of this 5 track EP, and it is particularly good!
With a sound drifting between Anathema, especially in the excellent vocals, and Paradise Lost, the EP is not shy in displaying its influence. It is no mere copycat though. Deathwhite are a band who obviously know their own minds. Each track is supremely crafted, from the subtle acoustic sections to the muscular riff in ‘Vain’ to the urgent drive of the title track ‘Solitary Martyr’. Each member of the band plays their individual parts well, creating a warming buzz through each song.
Unfortunately, there is a dearth of meaningful information on Deathwhite which, in the context of today’s social media lifestyle where absolutely nothing is secret, is nothing short of remarkable and also pretty damn cool! It may also be the thing that holds them back. Social Media is a particularly effective tool for getting a band out there, but you have to admire them for keeping themselves to themselves!
‘Solitary Martyr’ is a cracking, enjoyable, EP. If you go to their bandcamp page, http://deathwhite.bandcamp.com/ , 5 of your US dollars will purchase this EP. That is just over 3 of our Great British Pounds! Buy this, you won’t be disappointed.
DEATHWHITE - Dreaming the Inverse (New Song)