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Chelsea Wolfe Falls Deeper into the Abyss of Sleep Paralysis with “Carrion Flowers”


chelsea wolfe - abyssWe already know that Chelsea Wolfe is an odd creature. We’ve been following her career for some time now, and we’re delighted with the direction her music has taken over that time, diving further into the depths of the intersection between darkest doom and gnarliest electronica.

But check this: according to NPR, who just premiered her new song “Carrion Flowers,” Wolfe has been struggling with sleep paralysis, a condition in which a person, either falling asleep or awakening, temporarily experiences an inability to move, speak, or react. Many of us have experienced that phenomenon at some point in our lives — often accompanied by a nightmarish dream scenario in which you just. can’t. do. anything! — but to suffer from that on the regular… yikes. I can see how a condition like that could give birth to some extremely dark and bizarre music.

Listen to “Carrion Flowers” over at NPR and see if you think it captures the mood just right (hint: it does. Also: that album cover! Holy shit.). Wolfe’s new album, Abyss, which is out August 7 on Sargent House. Listen to a previously released song from the album called “Iron Moon” as well.

Thanks: MetalSucks super-suggester Stephen P. 

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