Our Dying World: They’ve come to stir the standards that hold the metal scene and redefine them.

Our Dying World - Hymns of Blinding Darkness

There are many opinions about whether the planet Tellus is about to perish. Most people in metal community, on the other hand, agree that the band Our Dying World is very much alive and an incredibly exciting band. The very good track Veil Of The Reaper, from Los Angeles melodic death Our Dying Worldand their new album Hymns Of Blinding Darkness due out on June 24th. The band was also recently a national finalist at Wacken Metal Battle USA.


Darkness clouds my eyes tonight while coldness drowns my fears

Softly spoken whispered words while blinded by my tears

Years of sorrow, wasted nothings fall into the black

I’ve gone too far and now it’s clear I’m never turning back

Can’t recall the last I saw but now it’s faded gray

Vanities begin to fade; in silence waste away

Before me stands the shroud of Death and with an outstretched hand

He beckons me to leave behind my memories and land.

I have become the cold and lost

Sleep now my spirit; fade to dust

The mystery of life is lifted

The path of death to all is gifted.

We are forever cursed to guide into the fray

We are the chosen ones to signal death of day

For now and ever more this wretched sin abides

To follow mourning path until the daylight dies

«We’ll make you a solemn promise: Whatever condition you happen to be in now (unless you’re in a coma), the song and video we’re about to present will make you feel orders of magnitude more alive, accelerating your heart-rate, igniting your fast-twitch muscles, and spinning your head like a glorious top. And for those of you who want your music to attack like a pack of rabid dogs, it fills that need, too. The song is “Veil of the Reaper“, and it comes from Hymns Of Blinding Darkness, the forthcoming album by the Los Angeles band Our Dying World. The new album marks a significant departure from the music on their debut, Expedition, moving in directions that may spawn memories of such bands as Children Of Bodom, Nightwish, and Dimmu Borgir, and you’ll get a vivid understanding of that when you hear Veil Of The Reaper». – No Clean Singing

Over the last few years, Los Angeles’s Our Dying World has gone through a tremendous evolution of sound from thrashy death metal of their debut EP Expedition to the symphonic and melodic keyboard-oriented stylings on their new album Hymns of Bling Darkness due out June 2022.

The band calls their previous release primitive in comparison to what is in front of them now. The addition of keys and orchestral elements have pushed them into a new and specific field of metal that to them, feels like the realm they were intended to be in. This new direction for the band will be a welcome one among metal heads who are interested in Nightwish, Lamb Of God, and Wintersun. 

«Hymns Of Blinding Darkness is an exceptional album of melody, personal experience, and the dedication to trying to push ourselves to our furthest limit. Lyrically, it speaks of many walks of life: sorrow, loss, hopelessness, but also empowerment, triumph, and solitude. There’s something for everyone to relate to in the wake of current times and cultural status. Musically, the record is attempting to stand out with its sophisticated arrangements, catchy hooks, and heavy melodies. It feels like a massive step up from where we were with Expedition and we think it’ll present itself as such».- Our Dying World

Formed in 2018 by drummer/guitarist Tom Tierney (ex-Whiplash), the group has played shows all over the USA in their short time together, bringing their sound from the fabled Sunset Strip in Hollywood to the New Jersey Metalfest where they opened for Metal Mike of Halford.

One thing is clear from the young band as they prepare to unleash their second release; they’ve come to stir the standards that hold the metal scene and redefine them.


About Ulf Backstrøm (7437 Articles)
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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