Winter Nights’ new track “Unmarked Grave” comes after the first single “When December Burns” and it is equally as cold and unrelenting as the first.
The album was recorded between 2015 and 2018 at Atomic Sound in Brooklyn, New York and the amount of time that has been spent in its production really shows with the combination of dark, foreboding lyrics and melodic interludes breaking up pounding riffs. Winter Nights explains the album in their own words, painting a grim picture:
“If you took a deep breath right before free-falling off a cliff in the pouring rain with a glimmer of sunshine trying to come through dark clouds only to fall into a dark hole and wake up crawling all fours on cold soil with snow falling in a dark moonlight forest.”
The lyrics of “Unmarked Grave” reflect on the lingering emotions after everything has died around you, and realizing the world has nothing left to offer. All that is asked is to be buried in an unmarked grave.
This new album is clearly progress for Winter Nights, showing maturity and it’s easy to hear the difference between it and its predecessor. Heavy metal with a smile, Winter Nights has even more music in the works ready for when the world resumes some semblance of normality.
For fans of Belphagor, Amon Amarth, and Dark Tranquility, “Unmarked Grave” can be heard via its premiere on NoCleanSinging HERE.
The self-titled album debuts on July 31, 2020 and is available for pre-order here.
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