Formed in 2012 from constantly boiling musical cauldron that is Austin, TX, Destroyer of Light has taken a straight forward approach to tempering the disparate and harmonious parts of their influences into a total sum of slow motion tidal heaviness that bows to no altar but that of the riff. With the smoky flavors of hazed out doom and the stomping cadence of rock’s heyday, the band both tickles and deafens the ears with the theatrical flashes of Mercyful Fate, the ominous tones of Electric Wizard, and the ferociously feral feedback of a Sleep dirge.
The band’s third full-length album, Mors Aeterna, is a concept album about a man who dies and travels through the underworld and experiences unpleasant scenarios. There’s ups and downs, twist and turns, and ultimately in the end, he will float in hell for eternity and experience complete horror for the rest of his being, hence, Mors Aeterna aka Eternal Death.
Today the band is exclusively sharing Mors Aeterna with us in its entirely!
The band comments: “You are cordially invited to take a journey with us into a lower plane. Take care to bring along a few brass coins for the ferryman. And hopefully you have a clean conscience… in the underworld, your inner demons won’t stay put for very long. One final word of warning: once you begin this journey, your only salvation is to listen through to the very end, where your Eternal Death awaits!”
Mors Aeterna is set to be released in CD, LP and Digital formats this Friday, May 24th, through Argonauta Records. Pre-order your copy here. Listen to the album in full here: