The band Descend Into Despair states, «Our roots go back to 2010 -and even a bit before, but we were only a bit more than a beer talk project – when we began as a duo of young aspiring musicians.Things started picking up speed and that is probably not the best wording for a doom band?! However soon afterwards, with increasingly more ambitious yearly releases – such as Wings Of Solitude (our 2010 demo), Vanity Devotion (2011 EP), Hierophant Of The Night (2012) and, finally, our first (even longer than) full-length, Bearer Of All Storms».
«Now we back with even more Introspective Doom metal, and Opium’s conceptual driving force is, we believe, fully grasped within this image, blurring the lines between painting and photography.Twisting classical beauty into modern obsession, weaving harmony of proportion into the disharmony of meaning that soaks through the fabric of existence, our Venus rises forth from horror and remembrance, drained by her rebirth, as murky as the sea that bore her».
Descend Into Despair is a Romanian Funeral Doom metal band gradually rising from that point into one of the most noteworthy bands in the local scene – with a fair amount of international critical acclaim. Fusing together death metal, black metal, sludge, electronica and dark ambient elements to further refine the Funeral Doom foundation, Descend Into Despair push creative boundaries and take pride in experimenting as much as they can. The band developed a musical and lyrical universe around a pervasive feeling of weltschmertz, a brooding and ever-looming feeling that physical reality can never fully satisfy the demands of the mind.
The Romanian doomers consider that the confines of traditional doom metal can no longer accommodate the broad spectrum of emotions that they seek to transpose into sound. Conflicted with the obtuseness of this world, their response became increasingly nuanced, ranging from the chronic, almost surreal screams of anguish of their earlier works to a more stoic – almost blissful in a masochistic sense – realization of the freedom one can find by embracing pain.
Peculiar and strong emotions can only be exposed by their own particular sound, so they sought to create it from the ground up and turned to analogue synthesis. This- an abstract conceptual touch complemented by abstract sound design – is, without a doubt, what singles them out from the crowd.