New Album “Hymns Of Blinding Darkness” Due Out June 24th
“Veil Of The Reaper” is the final song on Our Dying World’s upcoming album “Hymns of Blinding Darkness”. The song starts immediately – pounding double bass and guitars flood the soundscape as the first verse comes in. Over the course of the track, vocalist David Ainsworth tells us of the process of dying complimented by beautiful leads, gang vocals, dueling solos, and melodies culminating in a catchy melodic chorus. This song touches on every element that makes a great melodic death metal song and goes on to add a rough and heavy breakdown, forsaking orchestration along with heavy and grueling riffs that are reminiscent of their first album “Expedition”. The band shares their thoughts on the new single:
“It was the song that pushed us all out of our wheelhouse and got us to a new level of being comfortable with the level of musicianship in the band. The solos and leads in the songs are easily the hardest we’ve ever pulled off as a group. When we heard where the leads and solos were taking us, we decided to give this song an all-or-nothing approach, so we threw everything we possibly could into it to showcase where we’re going with this new lineup and the levels of the players in it. We wanted to also show the difference of the last record, which was considerably more death metal oriented, to the melodic direction we’re taking.”
For Our Dying World, the atmosphere is extremely important to how their music is written, and Graham Southern, who handles keyboards and orchestration, is well versed in taking all the feelings and ideas from the band and making them socially accessible. This is especially important in “Veil Of The Reaper”, which touches on subjects of loss, missing loved ones, and inspiring figures.
The band calls their previous release ‘primitive’ in comparison to what is in front of them now. The addition of keys and orchestral elements has pushed them into a new and specific field of metal that to them, feels like the realm they were intended to be in. This new direction for the band will be a welcome one among metalheads who are interested in Nightwish, Lamb Of God, and Wintersun.
“Veil Of The Reaper” can be seen and heard via its premiere on NoCleanSinging HERE.
The album “Hymns Of Blinding Darkness” is being released on June 24, 2022.
Album pre-order at ourdyingworld.com/music/
Album Teaser – youtu.be/e2gQomH-a3w
In additional news, Our Dying World will be hosting their album release show on July 9th at Stages in Santa Ana, CA. They will be joined by Wacken Metal Battle USA 2022 champions Mythraeum along with some of LA’s finest metal bands including Consciously Dying, Hydera, Anubis, Disrupted Euphoria, and Hvile I Kaos. Full details here.
1. Ads Moriendi (1:46)
2. Everything We Know Is Gone (4:42)
3. Under The Hunter’s Blade (7:33)
4. Survivor (7:32)
5. Path Of The Nomad (4:58)
6. Diary Of A War Dog (6:31)
7. Valediction (1:50)
8. Veil Of The Reaper (4:37)
Album Length: 39:32
– All songs written and performed by Our Dying World
– Produced, Mixed, and Mastered by Alex Crescioni at Stygian Sound
– Album Artwork by Nick Laux
– Album Band Lineup:
David Ainsworth – Vocals
Raymond Sanchez – Guitar
Austin Mitrofanis – Guitar
Graham Southern – Keyboards and Orchestration
Nick Loxx – Bass
Tom Tierney – Drums
Over the last few years, Los Angeles’s Our Dying World has gone through a tremendous evolution of sound from thrashy death metal of their debut EP Expedition to the symphonic and melodic keyboard-oriented stylings of bands like Children Of Bodom, Nightwish, and Dimmu Borgir.
Formed in 2018 by drummer/guitarist Tom Tierney (ex-Whiplash), the group has played shows all over the USA in their short time together, bringing their sound from the fabled Sunset Strip in Hollywood to the New Jersey Metalfest where they opened for Metal Mike of Halford.
One thing is clear from the young band as they prepare for the release of their second release; they’ve come to stir the standards that hold the metal scene and redefine them.