US death/doom metal duo Dream Unending featuring Derrick Vella (Tomb Mold) and Justin DeTore (Innumerable Forms) unveil the first track »In Cipher I Weep« from their debut album, »Tide Turns Eternal«, which will be released on November 19th, 2021 via 20 Buck Spin. Vinyl version is coming on February 4th, 2022.
Vella comments: “»In Cipher I Weep« was the first song we wrote. That must have been nearly 2 years ago now. Definitely the darkest song on the album. Intense lyrics. It leads off with that strange fretless bass, those dying flange harmonics, the vampiric harmonizing, the haunting organ (Thanks, Dad) and transforms into this spellbinding piece full of beauty only to be undone with the heaviest moment of the album. Justin’s vocals sound like the pillars of heaven crashing into the earth. It’s good stuff.”
02. Adorned In Lies
03. In Cipher I Weep
04. The Needful
05. Dream Unending
06. Forgotten Farewell
07. Tide Turns Eternal
From 20 Buck Spin:
Derrick Vella (Tomb Mold) and Justin DeTore (Innumerable Forms) have joined their dark psyches and deliberate, distinctive approaches to create Dream Unending. While it might be possible to point to certain elements of their debut LP »Tide Turns Eternal« that are familiar in that regard, the fact is Dream Unending takes these two stalwarts of the modern underground death metal scene in some entirely new and unexpected directions, offering the first glimpse of what promises to be a constantly evolving form.
Imbued with the dark atmosphere and wilting romanticism of the legendary »Peaceville 3«, (Anathema in particular), Dream Unending merely uses that moment in time as a starting point to compose songs that drift between emotional states both forlorn and uplifting. Ascendent Floydian guitar textures and sparkling The Cure-esque strumming lift »Tide Turns Eternal« out of the purely metal realm, where moody rock introspection allows for Elysian respite before DeTore’s world crushing roar assures no escape from earthly tumult is certain.
Yet »Tide Turns Eternal« is more a fever dream than the perpetual nightmare typical of the genre, a place where guarded hope is as possible and real as despair. In that way Dream Unending step into riskier territory, free to explore the vivid spectrum of human sentiment that ultimately leads away from the nihilism of everlasting pain.
Recorded by Sean Pearson at Boxcar Studios and Arthur Rizk at Solomon’s Temple.
Mixed by Arthur Rizk and John Powers.
Mastered by Arthur Rizk.
Artwork by Matthew Jaffe.
Logo by Jesse Jacobi.
Album layout by Chimère Noire.
Dream Unending is:
Derrick Vella – Guitar, 12 String Guitar, Bass, Fretless Bass
Justin DeTore – Drums, Vocals