...and they were oppressed by the loneliness and vastness of the dolven halls and endlessly branching stairs and passages.
The loneliness and vastness of life can be oppressive, and beautiful in equal measure. As we delve deeper into our lives, as the years go by, we realize that resistance is futile; we play the game or we step out. This is music for playing the game...keeping us humble, reminding us of our smallness, which is depressing and uplifting all at once. The juxtaposition of beauty (the world) and darkness (we are alone). It is in these moments of staring into the campfire, resting near a mountain stream, or standing in front of the Pacific Ocean that we feel truly alive and invigorated. DOLVEN's style of "acoustic doom" brings us to that place...heavy music played lightly. Melancholy, yet uplifting. Dark, yet bright. Just like this life we are living day to day.
Seven tracks of neo-folk inspired acoustic doom. Featuring members of AGALLOCH, IRONWOOD and more.
Daily Noise: Metal & Punk History
Thursday, 13 June
49 Years Ago URIAH HEEP release ...Very 'Eavy ...Very 'Umble
Saturday, 8 June
35 Years Ago SIOUXSIE AND THE BANSHEES release Hyaena
Friday, 7 June
25 Years Ago GEHENNA complete First Spell
Thursday, 6 June
38 Years Ago SIOUXSIE AND THE BANSHEES release Juju
Wednesday, 29 May
30 Years Ago REPULSION release Horrified
Tuesday, 28 May
30 Years Ago SLAUGHTER live in Toronto (last gig with Terry Sadler)
Friday, 24 May
23 Years Ago ORDER OF THE EBON HAND complete The Mystic Path to the Netherworld
Saturday, 18 May
32 Years Ago GG Allin records You Give Love a Bad Name