Oh man this is a fantastic record! The songs that the band have crafted here really do set your "spirit adrift"! I like Born into Fire for the headbanging opening riff, and how it ends on an ethereal vibe with the guitars ringing out...which then morphs into Angel and Abyss! Incredible! \m/
Favorite track: Born Into Fire.
When I heard Spirit Adrift was releasing a new album I thought they would have to really deliver something special to top Curse of Conception and they certainly did. I will be spinning this for a very long time.
Look, if Spirit Adrift doesn’t stir something deep within you then I don't know what to tell you. Classic, traditional, old school, whatever you want to call it, this is a true work of art. Please listen, support, go to shows, etc.
Favorite track: Divided By Darkness.
5/18 - Phoenix, AZ @ Rebel Lounge*
5/19 - San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick*
5/21 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo*
5/22 -Oakland, CA @ Elbo Room Jack London*
5/24 - Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
5/25 - Vancouver, BC @ Modified Ghost Festival
5/27 - Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Room Temple ^
5/28 - Calgary, AB @ The Palomino
5/30 - Seattle, WA @ Northwest Terror Fest
5/31 - Boise, ID @ Neurolux
6/01 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
6/02 - Denver @ Lost Lake
6/04 - Chicago, IL @ Sleeping Village
6/05 - Detroit, MI @ Deluxx Fluxx
6/06 - Toronto, ON @ Sneaky Dee’s
6/07 - Montréal, QC @ Turbohaus
6/08 - Boston, MA @ Great Scott #
6/11 - Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus #
6/12 - Jersey City, NJ @ Monty Hall #
6/13 - Washington, DC @ Songbyrd #
6/14 - Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle #
6/15 - Richmond, VA @ The Camel #
6/16 - Raleigh, NC @ Kings #
6/18 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade #
6/19 - Baton Rogue, LA @ Spanish Moon #
6/21 - Austin, TX @ Hotel Vegas #
6/22 - Ft. Worth, TX @ Ridglea Room #
* w/ HAUNT
# w/ HIGH COMMAND
^ w/ DOPETHRONE
Flashback to 2017: Spirit Adrift dropped its 2nd LP ‘Curse Of Conception’ via 20 Buck Spin, a huge step forward following the debut, landing at #2 in Decibel Magazine’s best albums of the year and carving out a sound now patently its own. Lazily labelled Doom by some, the band is in fact the true representation of what modern Heavy Metal should be, a direct descendent of the widely-appealing arena-filling superstars of the ‘80s and ‘90s without a whiff of anachronistic cosplay fantasies.
Spirit Adrift’s third album ‘Divided By Darkness’ delivers on the promise first revealed on ‘Curse Of Conception’ and then advances far beyond it in every way achieving a timeless album for the ages. First single ‘Hear Her’ pummels with the concise urgency and unforgettable chorus of a vital radio hit while ‘Angel & Abyss’ has the classic progression that leads from reflective ballad to rapturous anthemic triumph. The continued evolution of Nathan Garrett as a top vocal talent in modern Heavy Metal shines through amidst the masterful musicianship and huge production value engineered by Sanford Parker.
Among the many stylistic divergences within rock and metal, Spirit Adrift’s ‘Divided By Darkness’ understands that there is no substitute for huge ambition, soul-bearing lyricism and most importantly the ability of a pristinely penned riff and impassioned chorus to alter hearts and minds. Astonishingly ‘Divided By Darkness’ is Spirit Adrift’s heaviest and most accessible album to date and will stand as the apex of Heavy Metal songcraft in 2019.