The Living Fields plays an eclectic smelt of metals fleshed out with piano, violins, viola, cello, acoustic guitars and a variety of internal and external musical influences. Though built around a core of deep respect for the early death /doom architects, The Living Fields‘ songs are rife with healthy doses of thrash, black, Viking and epic metals that reflect the underlying moods and themes of the lyrics. Higgs’ storylines typically veer far to the left of the self-centered cliches of doom (love, loss and death) in favor of more universal horrors that flow freely from the seemingly endless parade of humanity’s self-inflicted plagues. Oppression, injustice, suffering and man’s inhumanity to man flourish with such virility in today’s world that merely turning on the news offers up ample material for an entire album. Reading any book of history provides enough for a dozen.
Another three years in the making, Running Out of Daylight see the addition of a new guitarist – Sam Rahn – and the first appearance of real strings on our music, courtesy of violinist/violist Chuck Bontrager and cellist Petar Kecenovici. It also features both our longest and shortest songs ever, and the entire album is wrapped in our best production and biggest mix to date, courtesy of Jay Walsh at Farview Recording.