Fires in the Distance - Air Not Meant For Us - Maelstrom Translucent Vinyl
BBV Note: We've been waiting for this (we are suckers for melodeath....). Beautiful execution, both musically and physical print. The artwork is top notch.
Following the release of their acclaimed 2020 debut album, Echoes From Deep November, Connecticut, US melodic death / doom group FIRES IN THE DISTANCE are set to return in 2023 with their much anticipated sophomore album, Air Not Meant For Us, set for release on April 28 via Prosthetic Records.
On their second long player, FIRES IN THE DISTANCE further expand on their musical foundations of wistful melodicism, crushingly heavy guitar work and intricate atmospherics. Across Air Not Meant For Us’ six tracks, FIRES IN THE DISTANCE tie together intensely personal ruminations on mental health and themes of existentialism in the form of mortality salience, without losing sight of the importance of perseverance.
Teaming up with Salt Lake City producer Randy Slaugh (Devin Townsend, Tesseract, White Moth Black Butterfly), FIRES IN THE DISTANCE’s chief songwriter Yegor Savonin (composition, guitars, programming, lyrics) sought to reach even greater dynamics within the band’s core sound of melodic death and doom metal. With live orchestration in the form of violas, violins, cellos, as well as piano work, proving to be an incredibly fruitful collaborative process for both band and producer.