Among the most recognized acts of the American doom/death revival, Daylight Dies play depressive, melodic death metal with emotionally haunting melody lines. The band blends rapturous guitar riffs with funereal guitar leads, hair-raising vocals and an adventurous musical vision. Daylight Days returned to the studio in December 2007 to record their third full-length album, Lost to the Living which is available here on vinyl for the first time.
Acoustic and clean guitars ride alongside heavy rhythms creating a multi-layered sound saturated in atmosphere and depth. Strings and woodwinds are also found on several tracks adding to a rich, organic character. Drummer Jesse Haff comments, "Lost to the Living is mix of beautiful melancholic leads and harsh dissonant rhythms; despair driven hooks and the overall dark atmosphere you've come to expect."
Lost to the Living was released by Candlelight Records in June 2008 and quickly garnered wide acclaim from critics who called it "music to get lost in," (Prefix Magazine), "contemplative yet vibrant with energy" (Exclaim) and "masterful" (Revolver).