INFO: With a recording that is as heavy as it is varied, Kingdoms Bathed in Golden Light features soft field recordings of chirping birds, female spoken word recitations, delay-coated epic riffs, piano, distorted shrieks of anguish, and enchanting moments of melodic reserve tinged with bleak, abyssal vocal chants. As an album it runs the gamut of light to dark with acute precision, purposefully guiding the listener from emotional turmoil to elation. A DIADEM OF DEAD STARS’ sound harks to classic atmospheric black metal with its mid-tempo reverb-drenched passages, but increases the production value to 10 and adds moments of unrelenting speed and dexterity reminiscent of modern USBM. It’s a mix that rewards persistent listening of the lengthy tracks in full, offering a healthy balance of tones, timbres, and tempos to yield a stunningly realized album composed solely through the work of a single talented individual.
5-panel J-cards on white 110lb cardstock with gold screen-printed art, housed inside white/clear or black/clear hardshell cases. Variation of 50 “Light” editions and 50 “Dark” editions.
FORMAT: cassette C55 [TYPE II – Cobalt – pro-dubbed]
|Dimensions||5 x 3 x 2 in|