Bell Witch and Aerial Ruin recently announced their debut collaborative album Stygian Bough Volume I. The trio is now streaming their new single "The Bastard Wind," which encompasses everything from crushing doom to beautiful folk within its near-20 minute runtime.
"I originally thought that these parts might make up an entire song but Dylan wanted to break up the more melodic ear candy material with tension building parts and came up with all the riffs in the songs middle with this in mind," said Erik Moggridge of Aerial Ruin. "The idea being the listener would be expecting the melodic stuff to continue but instead have to wade through all these edgy riffs first making the payoff bigger at the end. We ended up with a 10 minute journey into heavier and heavier material. Jesse did a great job building up the tempos that give that part this dynamic arch and gets almost mid-tempo before crashing down again. His death metal vocals in that section really bring that part home too."
Pre-order Stygian Bough Volume I here.