Cassette version of Hope Drone's third LP, "Void Lustre". Black shell with white printing and standard double side jcard housed in standard cases. CD & LP available here hopedrone.momentofcollapse.com
Includes digital pre-order of Void Lustre.
You get 1 track now
(streaming via the free Bandcamp app
and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the
complete album the moment it’s released.
Not from dark Norway, as you might expect from this kind of music (Blackmetal), but from sunny Australia (Brisbane), the quartet HOPE DRONE is back with their third album "Void Lustre".
In 2012 the band gave their ﬁrst sign of life with the digital single "From Mimas To Phoebe“. The following year, the self-titled debut was released on OSCL (Australia) and MOMENT OF COLLAPSE. In their Australian homeland, the band played from now on as a solid support for Deathwish or Relapse bands. Consequently their second album "Cloak Of Ash“ (2015) was also released on RELAPSE. With this album, the band ﬁnally managed to establish themselves at the top of the league of modern post-black metal bands.
For their third album "Void Lustre“, the quartet took a little more time. The ﬁve songs consistently continue the band‘s path. Nothing is rushed here. Slowly and deliberately, atmosphere and tension build up and then end in a blastbeat thunderstorm. The sound is not strictly bound to (black metal) conventions and oscillates between ambient, post-rock, drone and post-hardcore and sludge elements. "Void Lustre“ is not a blind rage, but a thoroughly breathtaking and intense album.
The nihilistic singing of CHRIS ROWDEN is accustomed to complaining and skillfully subordinates to the instrumental garment, so that there is never obtrusiveness. If you are looking for a related band, you will ﬁnd them at DEAFHEAVEN and WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM, but ALTAR OF PLAGUES and DOWNFALL OF GAIA are also mentioned here.
Issued on tape by Sludgelord Records (SLR041) & CD//LP by Moments of Collapse (MOC141)
Sludgelord Records (SLR041) 2019
releases August 30, 2019
Tracked by Christopher Brownbill @ Underground Audio, Bribane, Australia.
Mixed by Christopher Brownbill & Hope Drone @ Underground Audio
Mastered by: Mell Dettmer
Artwork & Layout by: Joscha Bauer
Hope Drone is:
Chris Rowden | Guitar, Vocals
Karl Hartwig | Guitar, Noise
Aaron Pickersgill | Bass
Francis Keil | Drums