“There is a palpable air of depression and sadness in HER NAME IN A CEMETERY’s music, enhanced by the lo-fi quality of the recording. H’s vocals sound pained and lonely, like the demo was recorded during a particularly hard time.” – Decibel Magazine
Decibel Magazine is currently streaming Demo MMXX, a limited-edition three-song cassette EP from Seattle-based atmospheric/depressive lo-fi black metal project, HER NAME IN A CEMETERY.
HER NAME IN A CEMETERY’s sole recording member — known only as “H” — remains largely anonymous and reclusive. The three tracks comprising the offering were composed and produced in a deep depressive state brought on by great change, familial loss, and psychological deterioration. Vocals were recorded on a particular “dark night of the soul” during this time.
Writes Decibel, “Three tracks of hypnotic, lo-fi depressive black metal, Demo MMXX is inspired by the work of bands like Xasthur, Silencer, and Lifelover — songs move at a slow-to-mid pace, the guitars covered in fuzz, save for the occasional acoustic passage, and vocals reverberating like they were recorded in a huge, open room. There is a palpable air of depression and sadness in HER NAME IN A CEMETERY’s music, enhanced by the lo-fi quality of the recording. H’s vocals sound pained and lonely, like the demo was recorded during a particularly hard time.”
Adds H, “These are the first few songs I wrote for HER NAME IN A CEMETERY, a band intended to be my love letter of sorts to Lifelover-style depressive black metal. In practice, a lot of the atmospheric/blackgaze sound crept in through the cracks, and so hopefully there is a decent balance of memorable hooks and bleak passages… Most everything was recorded and composed last winter, but I had waited for a particularly dark, particularly anxious night to do the vocal tracks. It is fitting that as cold winter returns, these songs should finally be released. The lost, troubled listener can rest assured that this music comes from a real place… and hopefully it can bring them solace in their own low hours.”
Stream HER NAME IN A CEMETERY’s Demo MMXX, exclusively at Decibel Magazine, HERE.
Find preorders via the Stench Ov Death Bandcamp page HERE.
One hopes that all the death, loss, paranoia, and mistrust felt during this period transfers properly onto tape, and perhaps those suffering similarly will find something here to connect with. As the tower burns, a dim path through the woods seems to illuminate. When all other hope is lost, we are led by night creatures to unknown places…