Pantheïst’s new full-length album »Closer To God« out today via Melancholic Realm Productions
UK funeral doom metal band Pantheïst is streaming their new full-length album, »Closer To God«, out today, December 3rd, 2021 via the band’s own label Melancholic Realm Productions.
Says the band: “Our new album »Closer To God« has now been officially released! Follow the linktree to buy the album on Bandcamp (Limited Edition Digipak CD or Digital), stream it on your favourite streaming service or visit our newly revamped website!”
01. Strange Times
02. Erroneous Elation
04. Of Stardust We Are Made (And To Dust We Shall Return)
Mixed by Jeremy Lewis.
Mastered by Greg Chandler at Priory Recording Studios.
Artwork by Cheryl Panagiotou.
A lengthy and joyless lockdown; the ghost of Ennio Morricone; the soundtrack of videogames endlessly played; an unfulfilled need for connection; an acute awareness of the futility of it all…
Those are some of the ingredients that have led to the creation of »Closer To God«, the sixth studio album of Pantheïst. Inspired by strange moods during the pandemic lockdown, Kostas gathered an international line-up of talented musicians spread over three countries and two continents (who needs physical proximity at times of social distancing?).
What started as an idea to record a single lengthy track in the vein of Skepticism’s »Aes«, the efforts quickly escalated into the creation of a symphonic full-length album, consisting of four epic, diverse movements.
Photo by Alexandre Paixão
These four tracks of cinematic funereal doom demonstrate a newfound balance after the bombastic »Seeking Infinity« album in 2018. Blending in elements which will be familiar to those who have been following the band over the years, »Closer To God« carries as much ambition as it does indifference for the sorry state of the world.
The album promises to push further the envelop in the funeral doom genre fearlessly incorporating elements of post-rock, ambient, subtle prog textures and symphonic instrumental parts!
Jeremy Lewis – Guitars
John Devos – Drums
Kostas Panagiotou – Vocals, Keys
Matt Strangis – Bass
Nereide – Guitars
Bojan Bidovc // music enthusiast, promoter, misanthrop and sometimes a journalist as well