Another one of those “Didn’t I review their last one?” artists where I get to be pleasantly reminded of some kickass tunes that may have gotten lost in the shuffle along the way after an initial spotlight/review, Deeper Graves is indeed back with a whole new collection of kickass tunes on the follow up to their debut (Which we dubbed a “Majestic Goth Magnum Opus” and you can read more of that here) entitled The Colossal Sleep.
After the, ahem, feverishness of opener “Feverish Dreams”, “Escape Velocity” gets it really going by getting its’ Joy Division on for a steady throbbing number accented by some well placed snare and bass drum hits amidst of the effervescent drone of multi-instrumentalist/Deeper Graves mastermind Jeff Wilson’s guitars and voice. “In Cold Blood” is voluminous and creates an inherent sense of foreboding and menace as if being performed in a massive echo chamber while “15000 Lives” is a slow, steady trip that’s your new favorite soundtrack to being in a truly meditative state.
In contrast, “Corridors” is practically vibrant as this lively stomp marches on with an Ian Curtis-inspired vocal delivery from Wilson with help from Heath Rave (Ex-Wolvhammer, Lotus Thrones) for a gorgeous grand goth symphony of sound that should be celebrated. Ending with the broad “Distant Fires”, Deeper Graves give one more chance to celebrate by tapping into the mighty Drab Majesty and Have A Nice Life/Blackwing when creating this particular soundscape which encompasses everything that Wilson has put together thus far so perfectly.
The Colossal Sleep arrives on January 28th through Disorder Recordings. Pre-order yours now by heading here or here. And for the latest from Deeper Graves, follow the socials by clicking here or here.