Madison, WI atmospheric doom metal outfit Bereft recorded their Prosthetic Records debut album Lands at Backroom Studios in Rockaway, NJ with Kevin Antreassian (Dillinger Escape Plan). Bereft weave elements of doom with black metal and post-metal into exhaustive, dynamic songs here. Lyrically, they draw from their views on religion, politics and social injustice. It is in this spirit that they create their own style of powerful metal, unbound to any genre and fully conscious of the impression.
Having recently parted ways with their drummer, founding members Zach Johnson (vocals/guitars), Alex Linden (vocals/guitars) and bassist Cade Gentry enlisted the help of Michael Kadnar (Downfall of Gaia, Black Table, The Number 12 Looks Like You) to record drums for the new album. With their debut under their belt and a new drummer on board, the band feels invigorated. The release of Lands is a big milestone for the group, having overcome a lot of obstacles along the way. They're better because of it though, the band says. "This album has brought us together in ways we never thought possible as a band." Artwork comes courtesy of Sam Alvarez (Bongripper).