Quality Steel Records / Soulfood
Blending atmospheric Death-Doom with oppressive Funeral Doom parts and haunting melodies, Crimson Swan from Hamburg (Germany) deliver an album that every friend of the slower paces should definitely lend an ear!
Although sharing the mood with bands like Swallow The Sun, Saturnus, Officium Triste, Ahab and Shape Of Despair, Crimson Swan yet managed to develop their own note with only an EP and the present full-length debut “Unlit”.
Plaintive leads and elegiac keys form a solemn symbiosis with a slowly crushing rhythm section, topped off by the interplay of wistful clean-vocals and brutal growls. Doom or be doomed!
1. Fade To Nothingness
2. A Waterfall Of Sorrow
3. Words Of Perdition
Robert – Guitars
Simon – Vocals & Guitars
Marcos – Keys
Jakob – Bass
Martin – Drums
The roots of the band date back to a vacation in 2010, that Robert, Simon and Marcos spent in a lonely forest cottage in North Rhine-Westphalia. Inspired by this gloomy and forlorn place “When Angels Fall” was written, which should mark the first song of Crimson Swan.
Fueled by the positive responses to the demo-version of said song, more tunes were concocted, until the EP “Icon” could be recorded with the help of session musicians.
Although initially planned as a studio project, first gig inquiries came with the release of “Icon”. A few months and the joining of Jakob (Bass) and Martin (Drums) later, Crimson Swan found themselves playing shows with great bands like Mournful Congregation, Officium Triste, Ataraxie and Ophis.
After a video for an early version of “Accusations” which came out in late 2013, the time is now here to face your unlit desires and fears!