Written by: Carlos
Lesser Glow is a five piece heavy band out of Boston. They hit on everything low and slow--and they hit it hard. You’ll get everything from the nastiest sludge to the most vibrant interludes, all without releasing the gas. Lesser Glow is also comprised of some very accomplished industry professionals, one being a producer for Chelsea Wolfe. But we're not here to talk personnel; we’re here to talk about their upcoming album, Nullity.
Nullity is a follow up to their 2018 debut, Ruined. If you haven’t taken Ruined for a spin I suggest you close this and do just that.
...All right, welcome back. Nullity is built around the idea that mankind is a parasite in this world. Weaving themes of internal conflict, creation myths, and interpersonal relations, this album features a big finish (spoiler alert) in which mankind is wiped from existence. Yes please, void daddy.
Straight from the get, "The Great Imitator" grabs you the same way your grandma would for acting up in church, and it hurts. Pummeling you with one slamming riff right after the next. Only letting up so you may grasp for air, or regain your footing. Then we get to the real heaviness of this album--not brought on by saturated and disgusting riffs, but of bleak hopelessness. Don’t get me wrong, the rest is still sonically heavy. However, Nullity benefits from an added atmosphere that looms over you to remind you of what we are, parasites.
I could go on forever about how this album makes me feel. The almost palpable feeling of emptiness. Which is a feeling a lot of us can relate to in this time of extreme uncertainty. You may not feel like this is a positive note, but this was the most relevant piece of music I’ve heard in relation to the world around us. It’s what I needed. I have nothing bad to say about Nullity, and if I were the type to give scores, this would be a perfect 10. Lesser Glow has made me into a lifelong fan with this single release.
Lesser Glow - Nullity will be released May 29th on Pelagic Records.
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