Time to get into some more melancholic autumn mood after this long hot summer with a another brand new track off Hanging Garden’s forthcoming album Blackout Whiteout. Check out Words That Bear No Meaning below!
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 – Inherit The Eden (2004) and Teotwawki (2009) – the Finnish group already introduced their view on depressive and emotional disturbing music that is based on the dualism of beauty and harshness. With Lifeforce Records debut At Every Door (2013) and follow-up EP I Was A Soldier (2013) 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.
Blackout Whiteout is due to be released on September 25 in Europe and October 16 in North America and contains guest appearances by Ville Sorvali (Moonsorrow) and Fredrik Norrman (October Tide).