Red Descending’s Kingdoms Coming Up!
It isn’t very often that I’m genuinely stoked about a release. But today I am very stoked after vocalist and bassist Bernard Shaw – we interviewed him back in 2010 – of Red Descending contacted me saying they’ve got their second full-length lined up for publication on the 19th of this month. It’ll be titled Kingdoms and I can only hope it’ll be as rich and complete, dark yet groovy and cool yet hot fuckin’ shit as their debut Where Dreams Come to Die.
With Bernard saying they’ve taken a bit longer and that they’ve included “a lot more tricky guitar parts this time and a few more guitar solos”, while retaining the symphonicness and including “some VERY dark moments”, I’m very confident it will! Seriously, Red Descending have produced some seriously hot Blackened Death Metal and it can only get better.
This also speaks from the official album trailer they’ve released and the one track they’ve uploaded on their Facebook. We’ll hook you up with both after the jump!
So, first that official trailer. It’s short but sweet and offers a couple of good fragments of the music Kingdoms is to contain. Epically brought as well!
Now for that one song they’ve uploaded. It’s called Inferno and it can be found here (note that the trailer will start playing by default and that you’ll have to start Inferno manually). What I’m hearing is just simply amazing! Normally I’d describe a song by describing its constituent musical parts. With this I feel unable to. Instead, what I’m feeling is a darkness that’s just barely dark. Fragile, under constant assault of the light, piercing holes in the clouded sky. Rather than feeling sympathy for the light, it induced sympathy for the darkness.
I’ve given links to Facebook and other band sites loads and loads of times, for your convenience. This time I’m serious, you have to go check this out. It’s fuckin’ sweet!