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Decibel Magazine premieres official video of death/doom powerhouse THE DROWNING

The Drowning blend doom metal with death metal in a way that very few are able to pull it off with the melodies and momentum left intact. In fact, their official video showcases the band’s aggressive side superbly. Decibel Magazine premiered it AT THIS LINK.

“The Drowning approach death metal with polish and precision—something undoubtedly honed over the band’s sixteen-year existence—on fifth album The Radiant Dark. As you can hear on “Prometheus Blinded,” The Drowning’s sound pulls as much from melodic doom as it does from death metal. The Radiant Dark showcases both sides equally and naturally.”

– “The Drowning approach death metal with polish and precision” – Decibel Magazine (US)

– “one of the best death-doom records I’ve heard” – Heavy Blog Is Heavy (US)

– “the best I’ve heard of death/doom so far this year” – Dargedik

– “essential UK band” – Musipedia of Metal (UK) 9/10

– “of the highest order” – Toilet ov Hell (US)

– “a dynamic listening experience” – No Clean Singing (US)

– “thrilling to listen to” – Headbanger Reviews (US)

– “solid release with some real potential” – Metal Temple (Greece)

– “aren’t quite like anything I have ever heard” – VM Underground (Netherlands)

The Drowning (UK) – The Radiant Dark (November 8th, 2019)

Genre – Death/Doom Metal
Release Date – November 8th, 2019
Record Label – Transcending Obscurity Records
For fans of – Warcrab, Paradise Lost, My Dying Bride, Hex, Esogenesi, Evoken, Illimitable Dolor

The Drowning from UK pay tribute to the death/doom pioneers of the style but they add their own dynamics to the affair, balancing poignancy with pummelling aggression. Rarely has this been pulled off without disrupting the mood but The Drowning are surprisingly adept at it. It’s as if the pent up emotions are being channelled after an eloquent, meaningful expression. This keeps happening during the course of the wonderfully varied and interesting album, that adds a dimension to the standard UK death/doom that we’re well-acquainted with. The organic and sonorous production works with both aspects of their sound and only makes the emotions that much more palpable. Structurally rich, this album grows on you with each listen, and the outstanding performance by the vocalist in expressing grief and rage elevates it above other albums of this ilk.

Band lineup –
Steve Hart – Drums
Matt Small (AnakimVile Inscription) – Vocals
Jason Hodges – Guitar
Richard Moore (Desecration) – Bass
Mike Hitchen (My Silent Wake) – Guitar

Artwork and layout by Matt Vickerstaff (Darkthrone)

Track listing –
1. Alpha Orionis
2. The Triumph of the Wolf in Death
3. Prometheus Blinded
4. In Cold Earth
5. All that we need of Hell
6. Harrowed Path
7. I Carve the Heart from the Universe
8. Blood Marks My Grave

Official Bandcamp
Transcending Obscurity Site
Transcending Obscurity Official YouTube Channel
Transcending Obscurity Records Facebook
The Drowning Facebook

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