As the name suggests, Blackwater Holylight employs stark contrasts in sound throughout their entire body of work and manages to be brutally heavy, without being all together musically heavy at all. Silence/Motion is an emotionally devastating dark divergence for the Portland, OR-based outfit that embodies grief and recovery both throughout the world and personally. Those who discovered the band with their self-titled album or Veils of Winter, or both, might be surprised at the darker spaces Silence/Motion inhabits.
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Opening on a somber note, "Delusional" employs an insane juxtaposition of doomy fuzz, innocent vocals from Allison "Sunny" Faris, backed by black metal style vocals from Thou's Bryan Funck. This opening track sets an impressive tone for the level of sonic exploration the album will take from beginning to end.