Often described as a "black metal supergroup", TWILIGHT has featured in its ranks, at one point or another, members of Xasthur, Draugar, Krieg, Leviathan, Lurker of Chalice, Minsk, The Atlas Moth, Nachtmystium, Old Man Gloom, Isis & Sonic Youth. Through the band's diverse cast of musicians, they broke out of the traditional black metal blueprint, opening the style up to broader interpretation with a deft artistic vision.
The self-titled debut clearly bows to the Scandinavian genre icons of the 90ies, yet with an attempt to radicalize it even more, pushing the genre to its boundaries. Relentlessly hypnotic drum patterns, eerie sawing tremolo guitars and anguish ridden vocals - paired with a filthy, almost low-fi production, occasional sparks of beautiful melodies and vast atmospheres that make this record a terrifying, yet cathartic experience.
Sophomore, "Monument to Time End", features vastly epic tracks through a genre-crossing approach and cast. Flattered by a transparent, warm yet powerful production, the record still follows an overall black metal aesthetic, although flirts with elements of postrock, doom, industrial and all sorts of aural psychedelia. Enhanced by supreme, utterly creative performances on all instruments, and elaborate layering, this record could be seen as visionary. One might say they perform post black metal by its most literal meaning, before it became a genre.
Prophecy has reissued the debut and sophomore recordings from this U.S. black metal collective via vinyl and double CD hard cover book, that is double-sided, containing two different stories (you read one side, then flip the book over and read the other one). 36 pages featuring expanded unseen personal photos, detailed liner notes, 5 bonus tracks, along with completely new and original cover artworks by Jef Whitehead (Leviathan/Lurker Of Chalice).
1. Woe Is The Contagion
2. Exact Agony, Take Life
3. Larval Liaise
4. As The March Of Worms
5. Winter Before
6. White Fire Under Black Text
7. Hopeless Etheride
8. Swollen Voices In Silence
9. Beyond Light (Beautiful And Malignant)
10. Swollen Voices In Silence (live)
11. Beyond Light (Beautiful And Malignant) (live)
CD2 "Monument To Time End"
1. The Cryptic Ascension
2. Fall Behind Eternity
3. 8,000 Years
4. Red Fields
5. Convulsions In Wells of Fever
6. Decaying Observer
7. The Catastrophe Exhibition
8. Negative Signal Omega
9. The Road South
10. Weathered Flames
11. The House Of Cards (Built On A Burning Bridge)