Mixed and mastered in analog, the debut LP will arrive in February
Mysterious German blackened doom trio WERIAN have released “Hex,” the first single taken from the band’s debut album Animist, due out Feb. 22 via Eisenwald.
Invisible Oranges says of the track:
“…great focus has been placed on both careful pacing and rock-oriented guitar riffing to manifest the all-important (and sometimes juxtapositional) feelings of complete despair and high-intensity introspection. Thick and swampy atmospheres here justify their presence at every moment: from the foreboding and slow-building intro to the song’s final dramatic resolve, everything feels thoroughly steeped and well-blended. ‘Hex’ has its blasting moments, of course, but like Animist overall, raw, outright aggression is often replaced with something smoother and more nuanced.”
Recorded in a live setting at Nürnberg’s Tonstudio Katzer (Venenum), Animist is a gorgeous display of three harrowing tracks using analog-only devices and was meant to sound as pure and organic as possible. The album’s unique black-and-white hand-drawn cover art was inked by Chadwick St. John (Grafvitnir, Svartsyn, Arckanum, Night of the Living Dead 3D: Re-Animation), who also contributed intros to the album’s emanations.
(Members are anonymous.)
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