Winter Nights: Bone-Crushing Melodic Death Metal….

Winter Nights – Winter Nights

Winter Nights offers Bone-Crushing Melodic Death Metal From New York City. The self-titled album comes after the 2014 release An Endless Apocalypse and brings with it, more dreary lyrics and melodic metal music. The album was recorded between 2015 and 2018 at Atomic Sound in Brooklyn, New York. When asked how they expect fans to respond to the new work, they respond:

«Well, very well. We’ve once again offered something different than our previous work. We are looking to conjure the feeling of dread, and remembrance. We hope they can relate to it in one way or another». The song When December Burns is according to the band about the idea of being taken over by an emotion, an entity if you will, disconnecting from society.

Cold like a stone

Rise to the unknown

I now drown in despair

When December burns

Locked in one’s mind

My state of being, denial

Drag me away with your toxin

This bliss lasts just for one moment

What’s left of this world?

Where’s your true purpose?

These flames seem to wait atop a hill

Breath to the wind

I’m built up with sin

What can you find beneath my ashes?

See hope in others’ eyes

This earth leaves nothing to thrive

Living beside the dead

Upon stacks of burial mounds

My skin starts to boil

The stench is too grim to bare

But now there’s no turning back

I will not perish in dissent

Cold like a stone

Rise to the unknown

I now drown in despair

When December burns

Where’s your god?

Where’s your faith when we all die the same?

The smoke now rises, the sky turns pale

This is my end, my farewell

Your life leaves nothing for me

Burn me again and again

I stand alone on this hill

Flames succumb all around

Black like coal

In the unknown

I now burn

In December

Vocalist / guitarist Jeremy Farfan elaborates about When December Burns,

«When this song was written it was meant to be a super-fast almost thrash death type of vibe. One rehearsal, lead guitarist Efrain busted out with a tapping lick that resonated through our studio. It was then we knew this song had to have a certain harmonic feeling. Taking the tempo down and accenting on the tapping lick, we built something new to us and what feels like the next step of the band. The idea behind this song is self-immolation (death by setting oneself on fire). Through the album, we explore various ways of offing yourself so to speak. It stems from a dream Lead singer Jeremy had where he climbed to the top of a tall hill, turned back to see the world burning, and decided to go out in flames as well. As usual, though, he wakes up right before he loses consciousness. He remembers to this day the burning feeling creating bliss».

Produced by: Winter Nights, Lyrics by: Jeremy Farfan, Recorded by: Dakota Bowman at Atomic Sound in Brooklyn, New York, Mixed by: Neil Kernon, Mastered by: Alan Douches of West West Side Music and Artwork by: Giannis Nakos at Remedy Art Design.


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Mitt hovedfokus er musikk som er basert på progressiv tenking. Jeg er på ingen måte ensporet innen musikksmak, i likhet med intensjonen bak prog. Sjangerbegrepet er egentlig temmelig uinteressant annet enn til å gi en pekepinn om hva slags musikk det er snakk om i en anmeldelse. Jeg søker god musikk for å utfordre meg som lytter. God musikk til å trigge mine musikalske smaksløker, og til å sette i gang mine refleksjoner. Da er sjansen stor for at jeg utvikler meg og lærer, noe som bør være drivstoff for et hvert menneske. Fordi det å lære og utvikle seg er noe som tilfører livet en nødvendig porsjon "krydder". Slikt krydderet finner man blant annet i musikk. Ikke overraskende mener jeg at progressiv musikk har den fineste "smaken". På den annen side kan musikk med eller uten progressive elementer være godt nok til hverdags. Til fest derimot holder bare rendyrket prog! Må jo også få med at jeg rimelig kritisk, og jeg mener at det lages mye prog som er i beste fall uinteressant, og faktisk mye som er pinlig dårlig. Heldigvis oppveies dette av ekstremt dyktige aktører som for eksempel: Flower Kings, Mostly Autumn og White Willow, for å nevne noen tilfeldig valgte.
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