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Skeletonwitch

  Thu, May 23
08:00 PM

  628 Divisadero St.
San Francisco, California,United States 94117

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With 2018’s Devouring Radiant Light (“DRL”), Skeletonwitch have succeeded where many bands have failed: they have reformulated their sound mid-career with dizzyingly triumphant results. Since the band’s inception, they have been known for blending and bending metal subgenres. Their collective love of Judas Priest, classic-era Metallica and Immortal has always been worn on their sleeves. However, it’s the band’s blacker leanings that have shifted to the forefront and altered the tenor of the through line on this latest offering. Grasping the blackened thread of “White Light” that first appeared on their 2016 EP, The Apothic Gloom (the band’s first recording with vocalist Adam Clemans), Skeletonwitch has emerged with the eight-song, searing, soaring, burning statement of purpose. D RL demonstrates a band coalescing both compositionally and conceptually. Three of the eight tracks on D RL hover near the seven minute mark and a fourth nearly reaches nine minu