Hope Drone Cloak Of Ash on 2LP + Download
Captured by Christopher Brownbill (Idylls, Throes, Coffin Birth) at Wavelength Studios and Underground Audio in Brisbane, Australia, mixed by Brownbill and the band, and mastered by Brad Boatright (Yob, High On Fire, Integrity) at Audiosiege in Portland, OR, with their Relapse debut, Cloak Of Ash, Australian black metal conjurers Hope Drone manifest a sound of forlorn isolation and despair with each of its seven tracks fusing panicked, poignant atmospheres with the uncompromising heaviness of a thousand tidal waves.
Reminiscent of the lush, lonely resonance of bands like Vattnet Viskar, Wolves In The Throne Room, Woods Of Desolation and Altar Of Plagues, Hope Drone’s Cloak Of Ash is at once dynamic and textured; nihilistic and doomed yet there exists a calm within the chaos. The light at the end of the proverbial tunnel.
“The music is something that was created to lose yourself in and whatever comes out of that is a valid experience,” issues the band on the cathartic elements of their latest offering. “A lot of reactions to our music refer to as nihilistic and honestly while it is bleak at times, there is a lot more going on and not excessive amounts of pure negativity.”
Hope Drone Cloak Of Ash Track Listing:
1. Unending Grey
2. Riverbeds Hewn in Marrow
3. The World Inherited
4. The Chords That Thrum Beneath the Earth
5. Every End is Fated in its Beginning
6. The Waves Forever Shatter Upon Our Shores
7. Carried Apart by The Ceaseless Tides