Hailing from Nashville, Tennessee amidst an array of old music and southern hospitality, Enfold Darkness unleashes an ungodly European sound, combining the melodic riffs and technical precision of Gothenburg death metal with the ferocity and morose darkness of Norwegian black metal, creating a skillfully crafted blackened masterpiece that is their debut album, “Our Cursed Rapture.” Recorded in part by Jamie King (Between the Buried and Me, Through the Eyes of The Dead), “Our Cursed Rapture” gives Death Metal and Black Metal fans alike a new experience.
As most bands experience constant lineup changes during their formative years, Enfold Darkness has had it’s fair share. After solidifying a lineup in 2008, the band was discovered by Mike Keene of The Faceless while opening for them in their hometown.
Enfold Darkness sets themselves apart from most of today’s extreme metal through delivering a soulful yet haunting performance – not relying on flashy playing alone. The dark and macabre lyrics leave one feeling as they have just read a chapter from an unearthed ancient demonic manuscript while leaving all of the cheesy, Satanic metal cliches behind.
After seeing the release of “Our Cursed Rapture” in November, 2009 on Sumerian Records, Enfold Darkness embarked on several nationwide tours with the likes of The Faceless, Dying Fetus, Goatwhore, and Burning The Masses just to name a few – all the while spreading their name and sound.
[Written by Micah Moses]
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