Today, sonic alchemists Aleynmord stream the entirety of their highly anticipated debut album, The Blinding Light, at Decibel magazine’s website. Set for international release on August 28th via AOP Records, hear Aleynmord’s The Blinding Light in its entirety exclusively .
One of the most powerful things about the landscape of Oregon is the Columbia Gorge: enveloped on both sides by two major mountains, barred from each other by a mighty river and a vast expanse of virtually overgrown wilderness. Finding solace from this landscape away from the metropolitan world, Aleynmord set out to explain the many different feelings one can experience in a self-imposed isolation.
With a range of vocals from a shrill cry, yells, cleans, and even Americana-esque whistles enshrouded by a fog of thick guitars and a walking bass, The Blinding Light is a concise collection of tracks which convey this powerful emotion that can only be attempted to describe. Across its four-song/36-minute runtime, peaks of concentrated musicianship are then cut apart by various valleys of acoustic works resembling Death in June nostalgia and forest worship, culminating in a crescendo of domineering solos. The duo of Aleynmord know no boundaries in their enigmatic expression.
A contrast of pain and beauty, Aleynmord makes use of every way to describe the emotional poetry of isolation in the wilderness. What results is a plaintive, poignant journey ably bearing the title The Blinding Light, and beautifully adorned with cover art courtesy of the esteemed Jef Whitehead (Leviathan, Lurker of Chalice).
In the leadup to its international release this Friday, hear The Blinding Light in its entirety exclusively HERE, courtesy of Decibel, North America’s only monthly metal magazine. Aforementioned cover art and tracklisting are as follows: