(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist, RiffRelevant.com)
This new studio offering is the follow-up to the phenomenally acclaimed 2017 effort from the band, Chamber Of Horrors [review]. Once again, the cast within Destroyer Of Light establish themselves as one of the U.S.’ most important, albeit ominous, bands currently active.
These two cuts are long playing descents – both around the nine minute mark – into very heart-felt, somber doom. They are simultaneously crushing yet emotionally-charged, you need only experience the “Nyx” official video below to fathom this fact.
The second selection, “Drowned“, is as equally destructive but with a clearly more uptempo delivery. It is haunting and hellish, riddled with tortured vocals and aggressive guitar manipulations. Such is appropriate too as both numbers plunge into the uttermost heart of darkness, dealing directly with depression, suicide and drug addiction in their content.
Destroyer Of Light have yet again placed themselves high upon the altar when it comes to melodically-tinged, psyche-infused dirges of bleak sonic despair. Check out the “Nyx” video, while the band will embark upon a run of live dates later this month.
Destroyer Of Light is:
Steve Colca – Guitar, Vocals
Nick Coffman – Bass
Keegan Kjeldsen – Guitar, Synth
Penny Turner – Drums
DESTROYER OF LIGHT Tour Dates:
20th April – El Paso, TX – Neon Rose
21st April – Albuquerque, NM – Sister Bar
22nd April – Denver, CO – Streets of London
23rd April – Boise, ID – High Note Cafe
24th April – Richland, WA – Emerald
25th April – Tacoma, WA – The Valley
26th April – Portland, OR – High Water Mark
27th April – Sacramento, CA – The Blue Lamp
28th April – San Francisco, CA – Thee Parkside
29th April – Pacifica, CA – Winter’s Tavern East
30th April – Los Angeles, CA – Five Star Bar
1st May – San Diego, CA – Til Two Club
2nd May – Tempe, AZ – Yucca Tap Room
3rd May – El Paso, TX – Rockin’ Cigar Bar
4th May – Odessa, TX – The Gabby Doo Saloon
5th May – San Antonio, TX – Faust Tavern