Melodic Doom Metallers SubRosa Premiere New Track, “Killing Rapture”


SubRosa have been making waves with their classically inspired brand of doom. The genre is typically meant to be heavy, drudging and slow, but its open structure lends itself well to swells of melody that, when done right, can be a particularly effective way to convey emotion. Take Yob’s “Marrow” for instance: it’s probably one of the most beautiful tracks released in the past couple of years. At the same time, parts of it are undeniably heavy. It’s always about composition.

“Killing Rapture” utilizes that aforementioned composition quite well; it has an unwavering sense of self. It requires a bit of patience, but the payoff is well worth the wait. With its chamber-inspired inclusions, it stands on its own in a world where doom artists tend to blend in with one another. The track is deliberate in its pacing, but features a climax that, once reached, is wholly satisfying. Imagine it in terms of a mountain: there’s a trek to the top that is without a doubt the hardest part to get through, but once you’re there, it’s breathtaking. The downhill journey ain’t so bad, either.

“Killing Rapture” is overwhelmingly sorrowful, both instrumentally and lyrically. In that regard, it reminds me a bit of classic While Heaven Wept. If that sounds like it might appeal to you go ahead and check out the stream below. SubRosa’s new album, For This We Fought the Battle of Ages, is out on August 26th via Profound Lore. Click here to pre-order it.

[via The PRP]

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