THE CHANT: “Spectral Light” Video Released

Wednesday, 10th April 2013

Dutch atmospheric part-time metallers THE CHANT have released a video for “Spectral Light,” a track off last year’s A Healing Place. The video can be streamed below.

“A Healing Place” tracklisting:

01. Outlines
02. Spectral Light
03. Riverbed
04. The Black Corner
05. Ocean Speaks
06. Distant Drums
07. My Kin
08. Regret

THE CHANT is a seven-member band from Finland. The current lineup has been existence since 1999, but it took some years and a couple of demo recordings before the group’s debut album, “Ghostlines”, was released in 2008. It already based on this unique melancholic music full of beautiful melodies and harmonies, THE CHANT have become known for. With “This is The World We Know” (2010), the Finns strengthened their approach of playing atmospheric rock with gothic and progressive influences.

The majority of the songs for “A Healing Place” were recorded by THE CHANT themselves and showcase a band going deeper into an even more complex and layered sound with unexpected twists and an arcane ambiance  The Finns take their listeners into a place where they have to fumble in grey mist, before being able to see all the shades of color. The agonizing sides of life have to be faced, before being able to clean oneself from them. The seemingly positive exterior of “A Healing Place” hides bitter and dismal moods.

With “A Healing Place”, the Helsinki-based septet takes a stand as one of Finland’s progressive rock bands people have to be aware of. Based on a deeply atmospheric, almost cinematic sound, THE CHANT rely on dreamy guitar melodies, spherical piano-playing and a remarkable voice. This album full of soundscape-driven, ambitious rock music should please fans of ANATHEMA, PARADISE LOST, KATATONIA, PORCUPINE TREE and A PERFECT CIRCLE.