The Würzburg (Germany) group’s full-length debut features skillfully arranged post-metal compositions anchored in melody with equal measures of Black Metal and Hardcore influences. The atmospheric melancholia of The Bleakness recalls at various points the work of DEVIL SOLD HIS SOUL, CULT OF LUNA, and PELICAN.
Lyrics based on personal struggles and disappointment adds even more depth to the oppressive, ambient experience. Nikita Kamprad (DER WEG EINER FREIHEIT) and David Schneiker contribute guest vocals. The Bleakness was recorded and produced Tonstudio Würzburg in collaboration with Nikita Kamprad (Der Weg Einer Freiheit, Hackneyed). Julian Langguth of BlackLeafDesigns is responsible for the quality artwork.
01. Until Grief Disappears
02. The Veil
03. Avoid the Light
04. Below the Weight of a Mountain
05. To Have a Dream is to be Cursed
08. The Abyss
09. Lay my Memories to Rest
10. The Longest Days
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The official video for album track “Avoid the Light” is available for your viewing/listening pleasure:
The band also released a studio impressions video for “To Have a Dream is to be Cursed” that can be viewed here: