Arctic Sleep returns with their heaviest, biggest-sounding, most epic record to date, 2012's "Arbors." A caress of lush cello arrangements greets you briefly before this masterpiece jolts you headlong into the wormhole on a journey through the band's unique world of mystic forests, majestic oceans of sorrow, and other earthen realms. Arctic Sleep creates a soundscape that is unique among today's heavy bands in that it employs major-key riffing, intense down-tuned distortion, soothing vocals, classical instruments, themes of forestry and nature, along with modern-day production techniques with songwriting that pulls influence from a wide variety of genres including doom metal, 90's rock, space rock, classical, drone/ambient, shoegaze, post-metal, and the list goes on. Join Arctic Sleep on this exciting and blissfully heavy escape from reality.
released 01 October 2012
All songs by Keith D and Mike Gussis.
Produced by Keith D and Joel Wanasek.
Engineered and mixed by Joel Wanasek.
Keith Dulemba - guitars, vocals, cello, djembe, fretless bass
Mike Gussis- guitar
Nick Smalkowski - drums, djembe
Dylan Klopfenstein - bass guitar
Arctic Sleep is a Chicago and Milwaukee based band that incorporates elements of space-rock, doom, and drone into songs
driven by a unique combination of massively atmospheric heaviness and bittersweet melody accompanied by calm & ghostly vocals delivering lyrics containing recurring themes of nature, space, sorrow, and detatchment....more