April 2017 Album of the Month: Shores of Null’s Black Drapes for TomorrowMonday, 8th May 2017
Shores of Null really burst out of the gate with their incredible debut, 2014’s Quiescence. An excellent blend of doom, death, rock, and more, with some fantastic (and unique) vocal work made the act a cult favorite in these parts at least. Fast-forward to three years later, and we’ve come to the follow-up, which had the challenging task of one-upping it’s predecessor. But the band has sharpened their approach to melodies and met the expectations head-on. Black Drapes has a bit of everything – gloomy introspection, glimmers of hope, striking melodies, all while providing a thoroughly metallic core. Hopefully word of mouth continues to spread about the band and give them their due credit.
An excerpt from Kyle McGinn’s 9/10 review, which posted on April 11, 2017:
As a fresh act that comes out of the middle of nowhere and hits a sound that’s both unique and fascinating on your debut, where do you go from there? A question that had to plague the minds of the Italian doom/death band Shores of Null. Such a captivating approach filled their 2014 debut Quiescence, and as such was lauded by a good chunk of DR’s staff. Black Drapes for Tomorrow manages to reach the high bar set by their debut.
Is Shores of Null one of the more underappreciated gems within the current metal scene? Probably, but with two excellent full-length albums to their name, one hopes that their status is soon elevated. Those who enjoy both melancholy and grandeur in their metal need only hear Black Drapes for Tomorrow once to be convinced of its worth. An emotive and adrenaline-filled journey and one of 2017’s greatest treats so far.
Read the entire review HERE.