as we cup our hands and drink from the stream of our ache LP
Label: Gilead Media

order number SW26062


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Cavernlight play a devastating brand of doom metal augmented with passages of noise.  Their demo, Corporeal, was gripping and emotionally deep, driven by heavy funereal doom and awash with shimmering noise and ambiance.  As We Cup Our Hands… sees Cavernlight explore these ideas further by incorporating black metal elements into their sound, in the form of despondent and atmospheric guitar work, the blast beats on “A Shell of One’s Former Self” that close out the album, and the guest vocals on “Lay Your Woes Upon The Ground, And Know That The End Will Soon Swallow You” from False’s Rachel N.  The pacing on these songs is much more urgent as well; the meandering contemplation of songs like “The Ember That Burns in Endless Dark” is traded out for a sludgier and more streamlined feel.

Rest assured, though, that the sprawling ambiance that draws the listener in is still present.  On As We Cup Our Hands… it is once again the balance between these two dynamics that makes what Cavernlight do work as well as it does.  The material here is much darker and more aggressive than the material found on Corporeal, yet the band still incorporates the same breathing room and ambiance to allow the heavy moments to hit that much harder.  Tracks like “To Wallow in the Filth That Dwells Where Despair is Born” and “Constructing a Spire to Pierce & Poison the Infinite”, aside from having some of my favorite song titles in recent memory, are masterclasses in how to play with texture and space to create something at times ethereal and staggeringly heavy.

This item is tagged as:
  • Doom
  • Post Metal
  • Sludge

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