The notion of “heavy music” is continuing to expand of late, with many intrepid artists finding new ways to incorporate the power of traditional metal into new music, but without all of its trappings. Enter Portland, OR quartet BlackWater HolyLight to further swirl musical elements into a captivating hybrid of emotional intensity. Heavy psych riffs, gothic drama, folk-rock vibes, garage-sludge and soaring melodies all collide into a satisfying whole with as much contrast as the band’s name itself.
Blackwater Holylight’s second album, Veils of Winter, was released in 2019 by RidingEasy Records.
The second pressing is currently available on clear purple with red/black splatter (see below) and grey vinyl. Blue is sold out. CD and digital download also available.