“What we have in 2022 is a time capsule, a return to that early era of romantic, atmospheric, downtrodden doom which finds itself separate from the more pummeling American doom scene…” — Invisible Oranges
Invisible Oranges is currently streaming Cold Soul Embrace, the long-awaited new studio offering from
UK-based cult death/doom outfit ENCHANTMENT. The premiere comes on the eve of the record’s official release, Friday, June 24th through Transcending Records and Cosmic Key Creations. Cold Soul Embrace serves as the band’s first new output in nearly thirty years!
Writes Invisible Oranges, “What we have in 2022 is a time capsule, a return to that early era of romantic, atmospheric, downtrodden doom which finds itself separate from the more pummeling American doom scene which was thriving at the same time. With ENCHANTMENT‘s classic lineup never publicly playing metal again until the band’s 2019 reformation, the upcoming Cold Soul Embrace culminates decades of ideas, thoughts, emotions, all back into the same expressive package as the band’s youth. This means big, sad riffs and lots of atmosphere which accentuate a uniquely foggy, nostalgic sound. Suddenly it’s 1994 again, and ENCHANTMENT never really went away.”
Stream ENCHANTMENT’s Cold Soul Embrace at Invisible Oranges RIGHT HERE.
ENCHANTMENT was forged in 1991 in the midst of the UK death/doom metal movement alongside the likes of Paradise Lost, Anathema, and My Dying Bride. In that year, they released a self-funded demo, A Tear For Young Eloquence, and were subsequently signed to Century Media Records before recording and releasing their debut album Dance The Marble Naked in early 1994. The band played alongside many great death metal bands of the era including Bolt Thrower, Anathema, Cancer, and Cradle Of Filth before disbanding in 1995, leaving behind the compositions of an entire second album that had yet to be recorded.
Fast forward nearly twenty-five years. With the reissue of their debut album on vinyl for the first time (and after numerous successful reissues earlier on CD), ENCHANTMENT officially regrouped. In 2020, the band started the unenviable task of resurrecting all the original rehearsal tapes and lyrical content from that lost second album and started working on demoing the tracks. This caught the attention of both Transcending Records and Cosmic Key Creations with whom the band ultimately decided to sign with, with the prospect of finally recording and co-releasing their sophomore full-length. It is unknown if any other similar band can claim to have written almost a full album in the peak of the British death/doom metal explosion and for it to have never been recorded or released. Yet twenty-eight years to the day exactly that Dance The Marble Naked was first released, the band are now about to unveil Cold Soul Embrace.