“Post-metal has been described as thinking man's metal for it's transcendence of heavy music, but while its composers are perhaps intellectual about its creation, sometimes the best way to consume it is to forego thought in favour of feeling, letting it wash over you. Such as the case on Sarin's Darker Lakes, an album with as many layers as elder trees have rings and one that is inspired by them.”
Stream Sarin's newest LP, Darker Lakes, in its entirety via Exclaim, here.
Sarin’s newest LP, Darker Lakes, will be released digitally via Bandcamp as well as on vinyl through Zegema Beach (NA), Dingleberry Records, Arkan Records, and Dead Punx (all EU) on July 25th. Order digital album here | Order vinyl here.
The album was recorded at Candle Recording Studio and Union Sound Co., both in Toronto. Engineered and mixed by Alex Gamble (who has recently recorded/mixed for Fucked Up and PUP), mastered by Brad Boatright (Audiosiege).
Sarin have drawn heavily from the band ISIS in the past, but while writing this record, had artists like Prurient, Sunn O))), Sumac, Earth, Old Man Gloom, and a number of electronic/ambient albums on heavy rotation. Darker Lakes also takes a lot of inspiration from nature and natural elements, which lends itself to the “organic” feel of some of the band’s recordings. The lyrics on the album describe personal experiences, as told through metaphors pertaining to nature/the elements/etc. Specifically, it’s a chronological account of one of vocalist David’s day-long hike taken through the Oak Ridges Moraine around the time of writing, and the reflections one tends to make while on excursions such as those.
Darker Lakes LP:
- Ice Wrought
- Amber Guide
- Darker Lakes I - Moraine
- Embers Circling Downwards
- Darker Lakes II - Crater
- Ocean Burn
- Darker Lakes III - Glacial
- Low Moon
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