FORLORN PATH: Blackened Doom Faction Streams New Track
New Jersey blackened doom faction FORLORN PATH offer up a stream of “Ghosts” from their recently unleashed, self-released, full-length debut, Man’s Last Portrait. Recorded by guitarist/sound engineer Ivan Chernikov, mixed by Rob Torres at Frightbox Studios, and mastered by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios, the ten-track opus offers up a musical journey that is at once despondent and hopeful, treacherous and alluring telling stories of loss, longing, and the gradual decay of an ignorant world.
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The FORLORN PATH story begins in the fall of 2008 in an inconspicuous college house in New Brunswick. Through a mutual desire to create beautifully brutal music, the original lineup — Yuriy Garnaev, Ray Dib, Alex Fiore, and Dave Imbriaco — culled a diverse blend of influences, including death metal, folk, jazz, noise, and black metal. Two years later, the band emerged with their first EP, Being Towards Death. Flaunting a deliberately low-fi production, the EP merged the prime tenets of death metal with dissonant melodies to create an unsettling treatise on the ignorance of man. 2012 saw the release of their second EP, Intifada, which centers itself around a journey through a man’s horrific coma dream. FORLORN PATH fine-tuned their sound to depict the crushing battle against oppression and inner strife, and began to experiment with denouements that were at once both brutal and melodic. These elements and structures hinted at their progression as a band, which would thrust them back into recording just months after their sophomore release.
By the time recording began again in Spring 2012, the band had seen a great deal of change. It now consisted of only two founding members, Garnaev and Imbriaco, who were now joined by Chernikov. With Imbriaco taking over lead vocals and Garnaev taking full creative control of the music, a new sound began to take shape. Clocking in at just over an hour long, the debut full-length Man’s Last Portrait is the culmination of the band’s efforts to date.
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