rays of darkness
notable for the absence of mono’s near-trademark orchestral instruments, this album leans heavily on the aggression of blistering riffs, jarring angles, & a doom-layered undertone.
one half of two simultaneously released albums. the twin albums were recorded concurrently, yet conceptually & creatively, they are worlds apart. they are two sides to a story, but they remain hand in hand. ‘ray of darkness’ is the more ominous & brooding beast. another dynamic is added by the involvement of post-hardcore pioneer, tetsu fukagawa of envy; tetsu provides vocals, for the first time ever on a mono recording.