They say never judge a book by its cover and never a truer statement can be made about London mob Spectral Darkwave and their debut album Last First Contact. At first glance you might expect to hear something industrial, but in reflection upon listening to this band everything will fall into place, as recently discovered by Metal Underground Austria, this debut “truly is something special”.
Last First Contact is out today, and better yet, you can now stream the album from the symphonic death/doom trio in its entirety on Bandcamp (or below)!
Spectral Darkwave seamlessly weave through elements of death metal with an emphasis on doom, and meld everything together with the clever use of synths and various keys creating a sound that quite literally is out of this world. It’s cold, it’s dark, it’s evoking… and as the band themselves comment:
Last First Contact will unleash a journey into the many hells of mankind, with each song forming an exhibit in the grotesque gallery of human endeavour. The album weaves a tapestry of horror wrought on the cries of bereft mothers, nuclear strikes and epic orchestral flourishes.