Dream Unending Release Audio Sampler for Song of Salvation
Their new LP will be released November 11th on 20 Buck Spin. // Pre-orders for the album are available now.
Photo courtesy of the artist.
“a reminder of how emotionally boundless metal can be” – Pitchfork
Dream Unending will return with a new album, Song of Salvation, on November 11th and today, the group has issued an audio sampler for the album. Additionally, pre-orders for Song of Salvation have launched via 20 Buck Spin.
Dream Unending‘s Derrick Vella comments: If Tide Turns Eternal is a bungalow, then Song of Salvation is a high-rise… big, glacial, heavy riffs and exploratory clean sections that stretch out a bit more. It feels like a hyper-detailed account of the quest for joy and meaning but still exploring the pitfalls and hiccups along the way. It’s an album about answering your own cry for help.” He continues, “After making Tide Turns Eternal, we had developed a sort of blueprint on how to approach making music like this remotely. With comfort and confidence in our corner, we had the chance to be more meticulous with mapping out the songs, and how much we wanted to throw at the wall. It was a real pleasure to bring more friends into the mix as well with small but impactful appearances throughout the album. I always think of music as expressions of certain colours and I wanted to fill the canvas with some variety as Song of Salvation progresses.”
Dream Unending released their debut album last November, which was a marked shift in musical ambition for Derrick Vella (Tomb Mold) and Justin DeTore (Innumerable Forms, Sumerlands). While structured with a foot firmly in Death / Doom, a far loftier purpose and progressivism was its hallmark, as such distancing itself from others pursuing the style. Now returning only a year later with the stunning Song of Salvation, that exploratory zeal is given substantially greater allowance to soar and shine.
This new 5-song LP continues Dream Unending’s rapid evolution, and the boundless panorama of Song of Salvation is, crucially and intrinsically, a continued departure from limiting genre norms and an adept redefining of them.
Song of Salvation, track listing:
1. Song of Salvation
2. Secret Grief
3. Murmur of Voices
5. Ecstatic Reign
Derrick Vella – Architect of Dreams
Justin DeTore – The Bridge Between Two Worlds
Piano and Synth contributions by David Vella
Phil Swanson as The Forlorn
Leila Abdul-Rauf as The Siren Call
Max Klebanoff as Final Judgement
McKenna Rae as The Implorer
Richard Poe as The Dreamer
Drums captured at Solomon’s Temple by Arthur Rizk and J.K Allison
Guitars captured at Boxcar Studio by Sean Pearson
Mixed and Mastered by Arthur Rizk
Cover Painting by Benjamin A. Vierling
Layout by Chimère Noire