This album galloped up to me from the dark, grabbed me by the hair and dragged me at an unstoppable pace through the nordic forests. When I was finally let go, bruised and bloody, I lay there - with a huge grin on my face, ready to have it done to me all over again!
What a ride...
Favorite track: In the Winds of Glory.
2019 is a resurgence of the melodic death genre (my personal favorite) and I could not be more pleased! Crepuscle enter the melo-fray with velocity and ferocity, slinging ace riffs, stellar hooks and copious headbangable moments. Heavenly Skies builds an epic atmosphere of melody and symphony to accompany its blistering pace and create an album I'm absolutely besotted with.
FFO: Æther Realm, Wintersun, Aether, Aephanemer. Favorite track: In the Winds of Glory.
Creator-Destructor Records announces the details for Heavenly Skies, the second album from Redwood City, California symphonic/melodic death metal quintet CREPUSCLE. Alongside the LP’s street date and full details, preorders and the lead single and title track to the album have also been issued.
Following their initial demo in 2013, CREPUSCLE – a reference to the time of day immediately following sunset – independently released their debut full-length, Draconian Winter, the following year to critical acclaim, including a sponsorship from ESP Guitars. The band’s epic and intense songs blend elements of melodic death metal and symphonic, orchestral finesse, delivering excellent songwriting and instantly infectious movements in the vein of Wintersun, Hypocrisy, Kalmah, and Insomnium. After a five-year wait, the band is now ready to unveil their long-awaited second album, Heavenly Skies.
The eleven dynamic songs which create Heavenly Skies were heavily captured by the members of CREPUSCLE, with all guitars, bass, and vocals recorded at founding member Eligio Tapia’s home studio during sessions over an entire year. The tracks were reamped by Nick Loiacono at Fang Studios in San Mateo, who also recorded the drums and acoustic guitars, and handled mixing and mastering. Fitted with vibrant cover art by German artist Aerroscape, the Heavenly Skies LP is now completed for its release.
Creator-Destructor will release Heavenly Skies on CD, LP, and all digital platforms on October 11th. Find preorders at the label webshop HERE and Bandcamp HERE. Watch for additional audio premieres and more on the album to be issued over the coming weeks.
Offers CREPUSCLE singer/guitarist Eligio Tapia, "We are thrilled to unleash this epic journey of an album upon the world. Featuring new influences and more ambitious compositions, we are ready to show the world how we have evolved as songwriters and musicians. Between the melodic death metal elements, we are known for grandiose, symphonic backings, folk infused melodies, hints of black metal, and melancholic doom instances, this album has something for everyone.”
Tapia states with the release of the album’s first single, “The title track ‘Heavenly Skies’ is the perfect bridge between what we did on our previous effort, Draconian Winter, and the more refined approach of everything on this upcoming album. The orchestral elements are dense with a massive atmosphere and the song feels like an unrelenting journey, providing a perfect snapshot of what lies ahead."
Following a run of tour dates through the Southwestern states with labelmates Light This City in recent weeks, more widespread CREPUSCLE tour dates are to be expected throughout the rest of the year.
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The songs are masterfully composed and flow together beautifully, and the orchestration is exactly how I want metal orchestration to sound: full, playable by a real orchestra, and just as important to the music as the vocals, drums, guitar, and bass are. tonycordeshimself
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"It is the title track that oozes the most of Opeth especially with the inclusion of mellotron and the pummeling riffs. But even if there are still a lot of moments that make me think of other bands, Countless Skies grew so much as musicians that I can't help but be won over by how great this whole blend sounds, as much as I am most compelled by the moments in which they sound like no one but themselves."
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