After their monolithic 2017 album Though Your Sins Be As Scarlet, They Shall Be White as Snow; Though They be Red Like Crimson, They Shall Be As Wool, Glacier return to form with a new album titled No Light Ever. In No Light Ever, the band consolidate their brand of post-metal exploring more clean and lush sounding passages marking the departure of the massive distorted slow riffs of their previous album. One of the main characteristics of this new album is that it feels more “alive” than Though Your Sins Be As Scarlet, They Shall Be White as Snow; Though They be Red Like Crimson, They Shall Be As Wool mainly thanks to the cleaner production and songwriting. Their 2017 effort was presented more as two different pieces whereas No Light Ever keeps it’s continuity throughout the entire forty two minutes.
In the first track, ‘O World! I Remain No Longer Here’ Glacier create a dialogue between calm, clean moments and slamming riffs lulling the listener until the big crescendo that starts at the eight minute mark and finishes by smashing the listeners ears with heavy riffs. This kind of composing is a key feature throughout the album, indeed we can see it in almost every track. While definitely not being a genre defining album, in No Light Ever, Glacier educate their post metal peers in how to make a solid, well structured album that doesn’t sound repetitive albeit leaning on the same kind of compositions.
No Light Ever is out now and can be purchased here.
Words: Benjamim Gomes