Anthesis Digisleeve CD
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|Mar 1, 2024
|Black Metal, Dark Epic Folk
"Founded by the highly talented Emily Highfield, Australian dark folk/blackgaze project SULDUSK released their debut album, Lunar Falls, in 2019. With their “killer debut album” (Folk N Rock), SULDUSK not only stunned listeners and international press, but also rock and metal empire Napalm Records, who proudly welcomed the band to their eclectic artist roster in 2023!
March 1, 2024 will see SULDUSK release their sophomore studio offering, entitled Anthesis, continuing where they left off with their captivating debut, yet musically more complex. While SULDUSK started as a one-woman project, for Anthesis, Highfield recruited incredibly talented musicians to help elevate the vision of their acoustic-based music to the level of an intense, powerful and heavy record. The album will take you into a gloomy magical world where the Melbourne-based project combines a high variety of different dark and extreme sounds with its very own sonic universe. According to Highfield, Anthesis means bloom, and explores themes of grief and acceptance. From the song ""Mythical Creatures"" or tracks such as ""Crystalline"", to the haunting album title track, SULDUSK shines with dark folk, blackgaze, post-rock, prog, doom and even black metal elements - flowing together to create one very unique synthesis of sound. Emily’s voice is a strong highlight, impressing with softness and fragility at times, turning over to demonic screams in the very next moment! For the first time in SULDUSK’s young history, there are also male vocal harmonies contributed by Shane Mulholland. Anthesis was produced and mixed by Troy Mccosker, and was mastered by Thomas “Plec” Johansson (Soilwork, Opeth, Katatonia). The album also features guest appearances of Raphael Weinroth-Browne (Leprous) and Rachelle Harvey on cello.
With their second album, SULDUSK are more than ready to embark on another journey into the depths of primeval forests, where emotions are hidden under the thickets to reveal what’s not meant to be seen. At the same time, they release a stunning and enthralling masterpiece – highly recommended for fans of Myrkur, Oathbreaker and Chelsea Wolfe – but one that unconditionally needs to be seen, felt and heard!"
03 Crowns Of Esper
07 Mythical Creatures
09 A Luminous End (feat. Raphael Weinroth-Browne)