As one of the finest examples of the wealth of talent on display in the UK doom scene, Brighton/London miserablists Grave Lines made our Top 100 Albums of the Year list at the tail end of 2018, and for good reason. Having cemented their place as a solid doom outfit with a buttload of riffs on 2016’s Welcome To Nothing, the band then made their mark in a big way with the progressive stylings of last year’s Fed Into The Nihilist Engine.
The album proved more dynamic than it’s already impressive predecessor, combining doom’s burly riffs with brooding sludge and gothic atmospherics (as well as the odd folky touch) to craft something unique and truly memorable. Walking that line between touching poignancy and thrilling heaviness is a tough feat, but the band do it with aplomb.
Their latest live session videos show this to no end, amping up the ambient textures to craft something entirely more experimental in tone. The band have already dropped the video for ‘Loathe/Displace’, and now we’re thrilled to play host to a new iteration of Fed Into The Nihilist Engine‘s majestic gothic folk musing ‘Guilt/Regret’, which sees the band perform a more earthy version of the track. Recorded on a boat back in July 2018, the video was filmed by Josh Gaunt and Florence Pellacani, with the audio being recorded and mixed by Chris West. To see the band play it live (unfortunately not on a river), catch them on tour this February 7th-10th with experimental Nottingham group Dystopian Future Movies, which will see both bands stop in Sheffield (tickets here), Leeds (tickets here), London (tickets here) and Nottingham (tickets here).
Says vocalist Jake Harding, “Part two of the live sessions we recorded over the summer features the track ‘Guilt/Regret’. This is the last ‘calm before the storm’ moment on our album and acts as an intro to final song ‘The Nihilist Engine’. We shot this in the last moments of daylight we had before the sun crept off behind the trees so it was great we managed to get it down in time. It was also good fun setting up a drum kit on the roof of a canal boat and ruining everyone’s vibes blasting gloomy music down the river at the other boats.”
Fed Into The Nihilist Engine is out now on New Heavy Sounds. Purchase here.
Words: George Parr