My Silent Wake/The Drowning-Black Lights & Silent Roads Split CD (2010, Bombworks)

My Silent Wake/The Drowning-Black Lights & Silent Roads Split CD (2010, Bombworks)

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(Split cd - two bands - 70 minutes of music!) Doom duels doom on the new opus from My Silent Wake and The Drowning. MSW is already well established in the UK death / doom scene, having released 3 full length albums on Bombworks Records. The Drowning has also been a force in the UK scene, having released several albums of their own. The 2 bands have shared the stage on many occasions and have forged a great friendship, so the idea of sharing an album together was a no brainer. The result is a feast of death / doom that is quite diverse and demonstrates the versatility, creativity, and musicianship of each band. Each band contributes several new original songs while paying homage to their relationship by each covering a song from the other. MSW begins with the first 4 songs, starting with a cover of Attrition's I Am (Eternity), including guest vocals from Attrition, a brand new original song, a brilliant acoustic cover of The Drowning's Devoid of Light, and their longest and perhaps most diverse song to date, Rebirth, clocking in at over 23 minutes. The Drowning then takes the stage with the crushing song The Doomsday Fair, continues with 2 more brand new songs and then completes the album with an amazing heavy interpretation of My Silent Wake's A Photograph. Both bands deliver with memorable melodies, crushing riffs, and amazing sonic and dynamic contrasts to weave a musical tapestry that can both sooth the soul and crush you with its heaviness. The intricacies of the songs are expertly woven, making them enjoyable and accessible on a first listen while growing richer and rewarding the listener on continued listens, allowing the listener to truly experience the compositions. This is a required purchase for fans of My Dying Bride, Candlemass, Trouble, Iced Earth, Dead Can Dance, death and doom metal, and well-crafted songs. Prepare to be immersed. 4 new songs from each band For fans of My Dying Bride, Candlemass, Trouble, and death and doom metal

Tracklist

1 ?My Silent Wake I Am (Eternity)

Vocals ? Sin'Drella*

Vocals [Spoken Word], Synthesizer ? Martin Bowes

Written-By ? Attrition

5:42

2 ?My Silent Wake Bleak Endless Winter

Lyrics By ? I. Arkley*

Music By ? I. Arkley*, K. Hamilton*

5:57

3 ?My Silent Wake Devoid Of Light

Lyrics By ? J. Moore*

Music By ? J. Hodges*, M. Hitchen*

Written-By ? The Drowning

5:59

4 ?My Silent Wake Rebirth

Lyrics By ? K. Hamilton*

Music By ? I. Arkley*, K. Hamilton*

23:28

5 ?The Drowning The Doomsday Feire 10:38

6 ?The Drowning Arc Light 8:43

7 ?The Drowning Silent Epiphany 4:51

8 ?The Drowning A Photograph

Written-By ? My Silent Wake

7:40