Spectral Darkwave | Imperative Management:
Hatched in a cold laboratory located outside the streams of time, spawned in the dark sewers of Victorian London...the myths surrounding the origins of Spectral Darkwave are many; but be they travellers in space and time, mad men or simply dreamers, the power and potency of their music is undeniable. Fusing the intimidating splendour of symphonic death metal and the sombre majesty of doom, adding a touch of black metal’s bleak fire and an infusion of industrial terror, then entwining the resulting weapon of war in silver threads of horror and adventure, myth, story and magic – Spectral Darkwave are a band like no other.
The first release from the visionary trio came in 2015 in the form of debut album First Last Contact on the band’s own Occidental Records label. This collection of incredible songs was far from the first faltering steps of a band searching for an identity; Spectral Darkwave seemed to emerge from the void a fully formed entity with breathtaking power already at their fingertips. Zero Tolerance Magazine were transported to “the freezing reaches of outer space” and the “shadowed depths of the ocean floor” by this new voice in metal, awarding it a prestigious 5/6 review and declaring...
“The mechanistic collides with the melancholy; alien technology with ancient magic and the results are refreshing and captivating... Fine dark metal that suggests a wealth of possibilities still yet to be explored.”
Genre: Dark Industrial Death/Doom Metal
For fans of: Triptykon | Septic Flesh | Abyssic | The Vision Bleak
The Arch-Kakoph - Vocals/Guitar
The Gunner - Bass
The Engineer - Drums