BURNING GLOOM Invite You to Partake in Their Doomy "Nightmares"
Italians – known for great taste in wine, hearty pasta and, unbeknownst to many, really great doom metal. Hailing from Milano, Italy, Burning Gloom, formerly known as My Home On Trees, has just announced the forthcoming release of a new album, and we're excited.
Amygdala drops on June 14 via Argonauta Records, and today we have the exclusive premiere showcasing a taste of Burning Gloom's sludgier new direction entitled "Nightmares."
"Nightmares" is a slow-burner of a track, beginning with a subdued riff and drum groove that opens up more as the intense chorus comes to fruition.
Vocalist Laura Mancini whispers during the verse and then lets out a powerful croon that carries over the bleak melodies contained within like a fallen angel. Her vocals are punctuated by a guest spot from High Fighter's Mona Miluski, whose shrieks add to the track's dark ambience. Mancini explains how the guest spot came to be:
We realized that we wanted a guest doing vocals, as we did before with Steve Moss from The
Midnight Ghost Train for our last album, and "Nightmares" was the most appropriate track of the record to host a feature and perfect for what we needed, a female voice, but a "metal" one. We decided to ask Mona Miluski of the band High Fighter and she accepted. We asked her for a violent screamo and she gave her own sludge and black influence to the chorus and final part of the track. We are very satisfied, the experiment worked out perfectly, since we also wanted to move away from the usual stoner, feeling closer to doom and sludge metal nowadays.
And of course, judging by the song's title and sinister tones, it's obvious that the lyrics aren't about kittens. Mancini shares about the lyrics and genesis for the video:
About the lyrics, we have this person that has to face the dark and evil side of a sick mind, facing the deepest nightmares and not being able to truly seeing and accepting the own way to be. A worried soul, threatened by human fragility, escaping from herself. The video was directed by an artist who we all admire very much and who became a good friend, Simon Gallo. We already have worked together before and we were very happy about it, we didn't want to change this winning team. It's a very sick video, about fears and anguishes, in black and white and in this spectral location. We're very enthusiastic of these two collaborations, with Mona and with Simon, everything worked out exactly as we wanted.
If you like what you hear, be sure to check out the band's first record here.
Amygdala drops June 14 via Argonauta Records.