Devastating Light to release their latest EP »I Have Already Failed You« on CD via Planet K Records
Tampere, Finland based sludge/doom/post-metal band Devastating Light will release their latest EP »I Have Already Failed You« on CD via Planet K Records on March 28th, 2021.
All instruments and vocals by Teemu Toikka.
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Teemu Toikka in his own home studio.
Artwork by Teemu Toikka.
Devastating Light is a DIY post-metal/doom band from Tampere, Finland. Devastating Light takes you on a bleak voyage exploring the pain of existence in our modern time, mental health issues and the effect that has on a person and people around them.
»I Have Already Failed You« is a theme album about a man suffering from depression and becoming a father while the world is ending around him. It explores feelings of not being or doing enough and the fear of somehow passing on the disease to the child. Is it even right to bring a child into this world that is slowly ending?
The music is heavy in every way possible, sonically, expressively and thematically. The crushing guitars, slow beats and the distant screams create a bleak voyage to the deepest parts of the mind where you can find no escape from the pain and despair. This is the world we have to live in and it is not a pretty place. This is how I feel and there is not much I can do about it.
This projects birth felt like an absolute necessity. The name Devastating Light describes how your depression seems to get worse at certain times of the year. In the fall when it get darker and the is almost no sunlight during the day it makes sense that you get more depressed. But during the spring the days get a lot lighter and somehow that seem to make the depression even worse. So when does it get better then? One of the songs states: “the dark consumes me, the light destroys me”.
Musical influences include Neurosis, Old Man Gloom, Amenra, Cult Of Luna, Envy and Swans.
Bojan Bidovc // music enthusiast, promoter, misanthrop and sometimes a journalist as well