Without one misplaced note, Trees of Eternity offers up an hour of melancholy deliberation, and a beautiful farewell to and from singer Aleah Stanbridge.
Messa uses Belfry’s hour-long running time to explore modern notions of ambient doom and metal while evoking the sounds of the late 70s, complete with the occasional jazz interlude. There’s a lot of blues, a lot of heaviness, and a lot of weird noise going on here. And it’s quite beautiful.
In just over an hour, What Graceless Dawn paints otherworldly, alien atmospheres with its haunting movements and inexorable crescendos, and we are drawn into its universe slowly and deliberately.