Watch Novembers Doom’s Video For New Track “What We Become”
Chicago’s Novembers Doom have dropped a new single in celebration of their 30th anniversary.
“What We Become” is eerie but heavy with choir-esque chant-like vocals, an overall somber energy and an added edge of classic doom. The video and lyrics speak of a lost romance and there is a lot of sorrow packed into the sludgy doom melody, alongside some shredding and chunky riffage. The tribal drumming makes it feel like an archetypal metal mantra when you ignore the sad lyrical content. The track exudes timelessness, not pertaining to one specific era but still embodying the band’s distinctive sound.
Paul Kuhr, the founder and vocalist of Novembers Doom, is featured in the video telling his story. The experience feels extremely personal, starting with him writing a letter and finishing with that letter being destroyed by fire and red wine.
The track is the first to premiere from Novembers Doom’s upcoming album, Nephilim Grove. It was mixed and mastered at Unisound by Dan Swanö, who has worked alongside bands like Opeth and Dissection.
Watch “What We Become” below. Nephilim Grove is out on November 1 via Prophecy Productions and you can preorder it here.