Finnish dark/ doom metal upcomers HANGING GARDEN are going to release their brand new EP “I Was A Soldier” on November 18th via Lifeforce Records. “I Was A Soldier” will be available as strictly on 200 copies limited 7″ and as Digital EP. Here you can now find the teaser for the upcoming EP.
Winter To Summer Adverse
I Was A Soldier
Will You Share This Ending With Me (digital bonus track)
Just having released their Lifeforce Records debut “At Every Door” earlier this year, HANGING GARDEN now return with their brand new EP “I Was A Soldier” being released as strictly limited 7″ and digital EP. On “I Was A Soldier” HANGING GARDEN keep on following the musical path they took with “At Every Door”.
HANGING GARDEN aren’t new to the Scandinavian atmospheric and heavy music scene. Being around since 2004 and having released two albums for Spikefarm Records – “Inherit The Eden” (2004) and “Teotwawki” (2009) – the Finnish group already introduced their view on depressive and emotional disturbing music that is based on the dualism of beauty and harshness. With “At Every Door” the sextet discovered an even more accentuated and distinctive mix of different genres including doom influences, melodic death, post metal and post rock as well as acoustic and folk quotations.
The third album marked a new start for HANGING GARDEN, because “At Every Door” was the first output with new singer Toni Toivonen, drummer Antti Ruokola and Jussi Kirves on bass guitar. And of course it was the band’s first record for LIFEFORCE RECORDS. The Finns do not follow trends and defy conventions. “At Every Door” and also the new EP “I Was A Soldier” are an apocalyptic view on the world dominated by humans and a balefully future. Even without noticeable velocity HANGING GARDEN create lasting impressive contrasts that affect their listeners in the innermost. There are hints of optimism, but overall listeners will undergo depressive and less confident music in between Cult of Luna and Sigur Ros.