“The night can’t last forever”.
Invent, Animate - Stillworld
Tragic Hero Records, 2017
Whenever I post a physical album, I like to pull a quote from one of the songs (if it’s an instrumental album, or no lyrics are available, I use my favorite song title). I usually choose it because it resonates with me, or because it perfectly sums up the album in one concise line. I’ve never had a harder time choosing a quote than I did with Stillworld. This band’s lyrics are some of the best in the game, which is why I was a little miffed this album didn’t come with a proper lyrics sheet. But hey, that’s neither here nor there. What’s important is that Stillworld is a very special album. The lyrical themes deal with rites of passage, coming of age and the passing of wisdom, all set to a backdrop of ice and winter. If you’re interested in progressive, post-metal-informed metalcore, this album should be on your radar.