‘The Comforting Grip Of Misery’ is the second album from the mind of Nre, the man behind this depressive/atmospheric black metal project. It is an album that tackles the themes of reconnecting with one’s self in productive and destructive ways; the notion that, maybe, behind a smile a noose is tightening and the peace and tranquillity of the natural realm can rest troubled minds. The music weaves epic soundscapes and features guest performances from enchanting vocalist Linds Bestwicke and Old Corpse Road guitarist, Steve Blackwood.
And Now the Owls Are Smiling’s third album is a collection of songs for the heavy-hearted who shield their sorrows from the world like a flickering flame in a storm, to whom the sadness is a treasure, a pathway of memory, a gift never to be relinquished. ‘Dirges’ is the distilled essence of that deep melancholy, a bleakly beautiful landscape of tears painted in shades of grey.
Purchase both albums on CD digipak as part of this bundle deal.