Finnish Post-Metal/Doom/Sludge DEVASTATING LIGHT is proud to announce that his debut album I Have Already Failed You is scheduled to be released on March, 28th via Planet K Records. The album is available for pre-order as a jewel case and digital download on the label Bandcamp page (https://planetkrecords.bandcamp.com/). The lyric video of the track “I” is now available, courtesy of the 666MrDoom channel: https://bit.ly/2N7LVTV
DEVASTATING LIGHT is a DIY band from Tampere, Finland. Everything is played, recorded, mixed and mastered by Teemu Toikka, who is a seasoned veteran of the punk -scene in Finland. DEVASTATING LIGHT has stories to tell and the stories are all about the pain of existence in our modern time, mental health issues and the effect that has on a person and people around them.
I Have Already Failed You is a concept album about a man suffering from depression and becoming a father while the world is ending around him. It explores feelings of not being or doing enough and the fear of somehow passing on the disease to the child. Is it even right to bring a child into this world that is slowly ending?
This project’s birth felt like an absolute necessity. The name DEVASTATING LIGHT describes how your depression seems to get worse at certain times of the year. In the fall when it gets darker and there is almost no sunlight during the day it makes sense that you get more depressed. But during the spring the days get a lot lighter and somehow that seem to make the depression even worse. So when does it get better then? One of the songs states: “The dark consumes me, the light destroys me”.
- I (8:07)
- II (8:42)
- III (11:11)
Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Teemu Toikka in his own home studio. Artwork by Teemu Toikka.
Teemu Toikka – Vocals, all instruments
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