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You'd be forgiven if you thought Mother Of Graves hailed from the cold north of Sweden or Norway, given their penchant for icy melodic death doom. Instead, the band comes from Indianapolis, IN but still manages to bring that same desolate, crushing sound. After two singles that caused a bit of a stir and a well-received EP in 2021, Mother Of Graves has finally released their debut album Where The Shadows Adorn just in time for the cold weather. If you're looking for something along the lines of Insomnium and Daylight Dies, then this is for you!
"Even after the world began to open back up, I still preferred and chased solitude," said Mother Of Graves vocalist and keyboardist Brandon Howe. "I didn't mind the quiet, or the alone time, but it also made it easy to get trapped in your thoughts more often than usual. To really reflect on and face the deepest pits of the self. There became a certain comfort and familiarity in the darkness of things. I suppose you could say Where the Shadows Adorn was a place where I found my solace."