Feb 222019
 

The Swedish melodic progressive metal band Darkwater will release their new album “Human” on March 1st via Ulterium Records. The album will be available on CD, 2LP and digital. ‘In Front Of You’, the third single from the album can be streamed below.

“Human” won’t leave fans of melodic metal or progressive metal disappointed. The songs are heavier, more melodic and atmospheric than before and the band worked really hard on tweaking the ten songs and over 76 minutes of playing time into perfection. Jacob Hansen (Evergrey, Volbeat, Amaranthe) was chosen to mix and master the album and he did a fantastic job which resulted in the best sounding Darkwater album to date. Continue reading »

Feb 012019
 

The Swedish melodic progressive metal band Darkwater just released a lyric video for ‘A New Beginning’, the second single from their new album “Human”.

“Human” will be released on March 1st via Ulterium Records. The album will be available on CD, 2LP and digital.

The video can be watched below.

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Darkwater – “Human”

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Jan 282019
 

Darkwater make such a strong impression with “A New Beginning” off their much-anticipated third album for Ulterium Records. There is a hint of unease woven into the piano melody, carried forward into the synthesizer lead that plays over distorted guitars and an urgent rhythm. I agree with Mike Portnoy’s assessment that progressive metal can at times be so self-indulgent that it’s more fun for the band than the audience. I think Darkwater strikes a fine balance between being technical, and being emotional with the music.

Rather than reaching backward to prog rock past, the tone is modern and there is a considered restraint in the way songs are performed. In “In Front Of You” Henrik Båth’s voice shines through, as well as how the guitars and synths share lead melodies. There is a moment where bass and drums share the spotlight, but not indulge in it, and further proof that the shared perspective is that the sum total is greater than the individual players.

What is it to be alive in 2019? One in 7.7 billion, or one of 7.7 billion? The crowning glory of Creation, or a mist that appears only briefly? Not only do the lyrics take a “bigger picture” view of life, but like in “Reflection Of A Mind”, the qualities of the soul are also examined. Life is a struggle for who we are: the lone voice that rises above the chorus. Continue reading »

Jan 112019
 

The Swedish melodic progressive metal band Darkwater just released a music video for ‘Alive (Pt. II)’, the first single from their new album “Human”.

Darkwater comments: “We are thrilled to present the first single and music video from our new album “Human”! Our hope is that “Alive” will be a reminder for everyone that we can always break the silence, no matter what we’re told. Life is worth fighting for.”

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Dec 202018
 

The production on the new Darkwater album “Human” is amazing! Read more below.

Jacob Hansen (Hansen Studios) was our first choice for the mixing and mastering of our new album “Human”. Jacob worked with so many great bands during the last years, like Evergrey, Volbeat, Amaranthe and many more and we were very happy when he agreed to work with us! The result is amazing as expected, and we can’t wait for you to hear it!

The first single from “Human” will be released in January, and the album will be released on March 1st via Ulterium Records Continue reading »