Hertfordshire, UK based progressive doom metal band Gévaudan presents their second full-length album, »Umbra«, which was just released on October 13th, 2023 via Meuse Music Records.
Listen to »Umbra« on Spotify and other digital platforms!
01. Umbra (43:11)
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Gévaudan is a doom metal band formed in 2013 in Hertfordshire (United Kingdom).
Blending heavy, progressive riffs, Iommi-esque solos, truly dynamic song writing and a strong story thematic, Gévaudan have carved out their own musical niche. Whilst they lean on epic and traditional doom influences, the band also draw upon progressive, black metal and 70’s psychedelia influences to create their own unique brand of heaviness.
Welcome to Gévaudan’s second full-length album: »Umbra«. This is epic, progressive and highly emotive doom. Through a single concept, »Umbra« explores depression through the eyes of eldritch horror, culminating in an unrelenting shadow that’s imparted on its sufferer.
As you may have come to expect from Gévaudan, this album gives you monolithic riffs, soaring and tortured vocals, melodic instrumental interjections and lyrical guitar solos. »Umbra«, however, evolved from the depths. The battle of light stalked by darkness is reflected throughout the concept – the lyrical story, musical tonal shifts and cover artwork all combine in a completely immersive thematic journey.
»Umbra« delivers 43 minutes of expressive and dynamic doom – from the opening bar to the last, closing note. Please sit back, lower the lights and crank up the volume to indulge in this epic musical journey.
All music written arranged and composed by Gévaudan.
Produced, mixed and mastered by Mike Exeter.
Recorded at Gospel Oak Studio.
Album artwork by Erskine Designs.
Adam Pirmohamed- Vocals, Piano, Synth
Bruce Hamilton – Guitar
Andy Salt – Bass
David Himbury – Drums