Audio Cassettes Origins #96098
Release Date: January 22, 2021
A compilation of early WHITE WARD material leading up to their debut record, “Origins” is more than a hint of greater things to come, these nine tracks evincing their own merits through an uncompromisingly despondent blend of stygian atmospheric black metal, post metal, and dark ambient. Moody spoken word and notes of somber jazz recall gloomy walls of rain and the rotting thoroughfares of darkened alleyways in a dismal omnibus which will appeal to die-hard fans and newcomers alike. Opening with a standout re-recording of “Walls”, the first WHITE WARD song ever written, and featuring tracks from the 2012 EP “Illusions” the 2014 split release with SAUROCTONOS and SILENCE OF THE OLD MAN, and the previously unreleased “Riptide” EP, “Origins” offers an unfiltered glimpse into the minds that would eventually craft such masterworks as “Futility Report”, and “Love Exchange Failure”.
Black tape with 6-panel J-Card. Limited to 100 copies. Comes with download code.