There is only a couple more days until the release of Hanging Garden’s excellent new album Blackout Whiteout (our review of which can be seen here) and the band is now streaming the album in cooperation with Finnish Soundi magazine. Check it out here!
Blackout Whiteout also contains guest appearances by Ville Sorvali and Fredrik Norrman.
Hanging Garden are all about atmospheric and heavy music – no matter which musical style is necessary to create impressive contrasts that affect listeners in the innermost. Being around since 2004 and having released two albums for Spikefarm Records, the Finnish group already introduced their view on depressive and emotional disturbing music that is based on the dualism of beauty and harshness. With their Lifeforce debut At Every Door the band discovered an even more accentuated and distinctive mix of different genres including doom influences, melodic death, post metal and post rock as well as acoustic and folk quotations.
The Finns do not follow trends and defy conventions. Blackout Whiteout is the fourth full length of the Finns, and follows the path of its precursors. Without noticeable velocity Hanging Garden portrays an introspective journey on the path of contradiction; of darkness and light, sorrow and joy that is called life.. The title already reflects an inner conflict and a putative antagonism. Following the nine tracks there are hints of optimism, but overall listeners will undergo depressive and less confident music. In addition, the importance of subtle modifications increases when it comes to the songwriting of the new album. Hanging Garden know how to integrate subliminal tendencies to ensnare listeners and to enable them to immerge into the graceful, yet emotional darkness of Blackout Whiteout.