BURNING GLOOM have achieved a doomier sound with Amygdala, and it’s such a relief to see a band refocus and follow a path to it’s fullest potential. Creatively satisfying and musically engaging, this is sludge, blues and doom all wrapped up in a sound that feels classic yet revitalised with new ideas. ~ Distorted Sound Magazine
Amygdala is a powerful statement from the newly renamed band. Thundering riffs, enticing songwriting that shows progression without filler, and a versatile set of pipes combine into an album that invites the listener to return often and eagerly. The energy is dense and suffocating, the subject of fear palpable in different ways on every track. Burning Gloom‘s transformation leaves you wanting more! ~ Angry Metal Guy
A grandiose debut album, the band knows exactly where it wants to end up, full-bodied riffing, with expressive and powerful vocals! ~ Metal.it
A proposal philologically faithful to the canons of the genre, performed in a masterly way and sung even better! ~ Metallus Magazine
The singer’s delivery is neither boring nor annoyingly over-the-top and theatrical in the way many doom singers are, and she could be compared to Ozzy in that respect. But a female version, which in itself is rather unusual (in a good way)! ~ The Independent Voice
Formerly known under the flag of My Home On Trees, the well-respected Stoner Doom band Burning Gloom hailing from Milano, Italy, is set to release their sophomore album titled Amygdala this Friday, June 14th on Argonauta Records. Burning Gloom have left their Stoner Rock past behind – Amygdala is showcasing not only a new band identity, but also a heavier and darker Sludge and Doom sound which will suprise and please fans and critics alike!
As the band explained earlier: “Mystic trees and stoner blues didnʼt represent us anymore, after the first abum we started to look for darker atmospheres and heavier sounds; we decided to not continue with two guitars, but to have just one and we felt closer to doom metal and far enough from any psychedelic rock and blues appeals we had before. A different mood, more melancholic, more and louder screaming voices. All this became the new attitude, closer to doom and sludge metal and quite distant from usual stoner rock:“
Perfect in time before its official release day, Burning Gloom are now sharing with us their brand new, heavy beast of an album in its entirely! Stream Amygdala now and in full at THIS LOCATION!
Earlier, the band premiered a haunting video to the track Nightmares, featuring guest screams by Mona Miluski of label mates High Fighter, watch the video right HERE!
1. THE TOWER I
2. THE TOWER II
4. MODERN PROMETHEUS
5. NIGHTMARES (feat. Mona Miluski of High Fighter)
7. BEYOND THE WALL
8. OBSESSIVE-COMPULSIVE DISORDER
Amygdala is available in LP, CD and Digital formats, to purchase your album copy visit: www.argonautarecords.com
Burning Gloom started their first moves in 2011 under the name My Home On Trees, but it’s in 2012 when the band dives into any live activities and understood quickly which road had to be taken, playing the first shows and looking for the right sound. After the release of a first self-produced EP featuring 5 tracks in 2012, the band played tons of shows in Italy and signed with Heavy Psych Sounds Records in 2015, who released their first and critically acclaimed album, How I Reached Home.
The band continued as a four piece, and toured Europe several times, sharing prestigious stages with bands alike Church of Misery, Ufomammut, Karma to Burn, Windhand, and appeared at international festivals such as at Up In Smoke or Red Smoke to name just a few. After three years working on new tracks, Burning Gloom entered the studio and recorded their new album, Amygdala, a dark, doomy and heavy Sludge epos that will pull you under its spell!
BURNING GLOOM is:
Laura Mancini – Vocals
Marco Bertucci – Guitar
Marcello Modica – Drums
Giovanni Mastrapasqua – Bass