Utrecht, Netherlands based funeral doom/death metal trio Angmodnes share a music video for the second single »The Hours« taken from their new album, »Rot Of The Soul«, which will be released on March 1st, 2024 via Meuse Music Records / Tragedy Productions.
02. The Hours
03. Agony Of The Sun
05. Rot Of The Soul
Courtesy of Tragedy Productions:
Angmodnes is a doom metal band formed in 2013 in Utrecht (The Netherlands).
The band was formed by the collaboration of Y.S. (Wilds Forlorn, Apotelesma), M.V. (Apotelesma, Koudvuur) and F.S.
Tragic, anguished and desperate sounding, Angmodnes came into being as the despondent offshoot of another band, Apotelesma.
After the well received debut »The Weight Of Eternity«, released in 2022, which featured mostly material written nine years earlier, Y.S. And M.V. found themselves rediscovering a love for all things slow and unexpectedly tapped into a wellspring of inspiration.
Following in the wake of »The Weight Of Eternity«, »Rot Of The Soul« builds upon the style and atmosphere present on the debut while at times venturing beyond the typical territories of doom metal.
Spanning over 55 minutes, it takes the listener on a journey through the mind of someone suffering from severe depression, haunted by existential dread and sinking ever deeper into a mire of negation and worldly rejection.
F.S., whose ethereal, haunting vocals could already be heard on »The Weight Of Eternity«, lent her voice once more for the new album. With her vocals being such an integral part of the sound of Angmodnes, it was time to fully bring F.S. into the fold as a band member.
»The Hours« is the second track off the album »Rot Of The Soul«. It deals with the difficulty of getting through the day when you’re suffering from depression and feel utterly defeated. Paralyzed by the painful awareness of not being able to function, you withdraw from the outside world in resentful lethargy, and all you can do is watch the hours go by as the guilt creeps in.
Compositions by Y.S. and M.V.
Guitars, bass and lead vocals by Y.S.
Drums by M.V.
Alto and soprano backing vocals by F.S.
Recording and mixing by Y.S.
Mastered by Greg Chandler at Priory Studios
Album art by Floor Steinz Illustrations
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