Anticipation has been high for Dreadnought's sophomore album, Bridging Realms, since the first single "Transpiration" emerged on Terrorizer a few weeks ago. And bridge realms they have indeed: The Denver-based progressive/black/folk metal quartet has united fans of prog, metal, pop and doom across the board in appreciation for this twinkling masterpiece of a record, which comes out August 11 via Sailor Records. Today, PopMatters has premiered the second single from the album, the epic, 14-minute track aptly titled "Odyssey," along with a writeup which calls them "a collision between Comus and Agalloch," and insists they are not to be missed.
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1. Ode To Ether
2. Odyssey (LISTEN)
3. Minuet De Lune
4. Transpiration (LISTEN)
5. Bridging Realms
Dreadnought of Denver, Colorado finds a home in surreal atmospheres, complex, yet approachable grooves, and an immense palette of textures and moods. Collaboration and the highest quality of friendship have fashioned this quartet's knack for contemplative songraft while also inspiring each member to bring their multi-instrumental talents to the foray, introducing mandolin, saxophone, and flute into their repertoire. Dual female vocals embellish the group's signature sound as a finishing touch. It's no wonder that this foundation allows for references to classic prog rock and funk, post rock, black metal, and Latin jazz without sacrificing a sonic imprint filled with spaciousness and ether.
Appropriately Dreadnought's lyrics capture this atmosphere with themes of the infinite and unknowable, reaching for the stars and into the depths of existence. Bridging Realms finds the band's potential truly realized, taking its sounds into strange, undiscovered, and delightful territory.
Kelly Schilling - Guitar, Flute, Clean and Harsh Vocals
Jordan Clancy - Drums, Alto/Tenor Saxophone
Kevin Handlon - Bass, Mandolin, Lyrics
Lauren Vieira - Keys, Clean Vocals