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Frayle presents their sophomore full-length album »Skin & Sorrow«, out now via Aqualamb Records (US) / Lay Bare Recordings (EU)

Cleveland, Ohio based witchy doom metal band Frayle presents their sophomore full-length album, »Skin & Sorrow«, which just dropped this Friday, September 23rd, 2022 via Aqualamb Records (US) / Lay Bare Recordings (EU).

Tracklist:
01. Treacle & Revenge
02. Bright Eyes
03. Skin & Sorrow
04. Ipecac
05. Stars
06. Roses
07. Sacrifant
08. All The Things I Was
09. Song For The Dead
10. Perfect Wound

Courtesy of Lay Bare Recordings:

The latest release from Cleveland’s ritual metal duo Frayle, »Skin & Sorrow« plays like a demonic insurrection; exhuming anger and sadness and channeling the energy of dead pasts through imposing guitar crunch and soul-stirring vocals.

Frayle is Gwyn Strang and Sean Bilovecky (formerly of Disengage), together who form an artistic nest of reprieve for when so many unwanted layers have been sloughed off, we are raw and worn. Yet we don’t want a cure. We want to feel the burn and freeze of reality against our skin, against our beings. From this place of embodying our senses, of tearing away the mask that covers our sacred vulnerabilities, we are able to actually begin to understand our experience and nurture it, forming a cocoon from which we can emerge indestructible.

Gwyn’s whispering embodiment of Lilith, the archetype of sacred female knowledge exiled time and time again, with reflective and expressive lyrics throughout the album is an opportunity to connect with the deepest and most enigmatic parts of our subconscious, the collective therein, where are all beings are just trying to get through.

The album is devastating. It’s full of heartbreak and pain. While Gwyn’s otherworldly vocals slightly ease the sting and curiously court the demon that is emerging, the themes of loss and grief grab the listener’s heart with a full force like a hand emerging from a freshly dug grave, grasping to whatever life might be there.

There’s a sensuality here, like pomegranates in the Underworld, where there is always a trickle of light from the garden above.

»Skin & Sorrow« is Frayle’s 2nd full-length album and it indeed feels like something very big is coming into being. This album is certain to make them a well-known name on the doom circuit. Fortunately the garden that they are creating from is so ripe with composted selves and outgrown ways of being that we can just expect more and more, deeper and more aligned, from this thrilling band.

The release date for »Skin & Sorrow« is released 23rd of September on Aqualamb Records & Lay Bare Recordings.

Pre-order here:
North America: aqualamb.org
EU: laybarerecordings.com

Frayle is:
Gwyn Strang – Vocals
Sean Bilovecky – Guitar
Eric Mzik – Bass
Pat Ginley – Drums
Elliot Rosen – Guitar

Bojan Bidovc // music enthusiast, promoter, misanthrop and sometimes a journalist as well

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