The threesome have put in a lot of passion and truly payed attention to the smallest details of every track. Tommy’s voice is very soulful for sure and the acoustic guitars manage to completely forget about the drums. Despite that every single track on the album is quite enjoyable, in the end I’m not prone to this ‘new wave of acoustic metal’-thing. I seriously doubt whether heavy music be re-discovered solely with just a voice and two acoustic guitars. For me it simply doesn’t work a whole album (or a whole gig ? ) long. But I invite all you readers, listeners to judge this album on its merits yourself.
Whether you crave for that Beyond the Permafrost or Serpents Unleashed feeling, sometimes, you have to look past it and realize; time has allotted itself for Skeletonwitch to expand their creative endeavors as well as welcoming Adam Clemans on board, who joined the group back in 2016. Arguably, Skeletonwitch’s Devouring Radiant Light, which arrived on July 20th via Prosthetic Records, could be one of the best albums of 2018, or close to the mark as these melodic death/ thrash metallers presented a black-metal-esque ambiance that you cannot escape from hearing.