On Into Dark Science, Phantom Winter returns with more brute force than ever. After CVLT (2015) and Sundown Pleasures (2016) they now follow up with their third full-length, with which Phantom Winter found a new language to express extreme heavyness where other bands from the same genre already resigned. They channel depression, anger, and severity on an authentic manner that goes it`s own way regarding vehemence.
The record contains six songs about your inner monsters, retaliating ogres and the omnipresence of darkness that we all carry within us. It is a journey through the dark worlds of authors Sylvia Plath and Mary Shelley. Into Dark Science is a way to accept and channel my inner demons to create something worthwhile and productive says Andreas Schmittfull who is the mind of Phantom Winter. Six chapters who tell a story of a being who lives in a world which keeps most people paralysed.
The band comments on the new track: “Frostcoven is some kind of ode to everyone who is different and weird, to every witch, every devil, every demon and person who does not give up, who does not stop ripping halos from angels, who endangers her- or himself even if she or he knows, that they are tilting at windmills.”
Emotional brutalness combined with a gigantic and back-breaking mix of low-tuned atmosphere and riff-orientated brutality in symbiosis with pounding and sometimes cyclic drumming which takes the audience further into a maelstrom. Just now this gloominess reflects in the arcane and mysterious design by Hummel Grafik who is once again responsible for the artwork.
Into Dark Science will be released on 2nd March 2018 on LP, CD and digital.