Back in 2020, Phoenician doom project Aiwass ascended with their first single “The Sun Devil.” That song introduced the desert-scorched riffs of Aiwass founder and solo musician Blake Carrera. But on his first full-length Wayward Gods (2021), Carrera’s approach to psychedelic doom leaned heavier and darker. Two years later, Aiwass return from the shadows with an even more harrowing and beautiful offering, The Falling. Today Decibel Magazine hosts an exclusive stream of the poignant new record ahead of its October 13th release from King Volume Records.
With ominous tolling bells, album opener “Prometheus” builds from a flicker of fire to a swelling occult inferno. “Gnosis” strikes a powerful dichotomy with its thick guitar crunch and sorrowful vocals. The album was co-produced by recurring King Buffalo collaborator Grant Husselman. Across 5 songs in 40 minutes, The Falling bends reality with blaring organs, bittersweet harmonies, and monolithic riffs with metaphysical heft. Carrera crafts doom with a bruised soul that beckons the listener to commiserate and connect deeply. Fans of Electric Wizard, AAWKS, and Yob will find solace in the album’s heaviest and most vulnerable moments.
“I’m thrilled to have this album finally reach the ears of listeners after years of gestation,” Carrera shares. “This is the most personal document I’ve ever created. While the surface reading of this concept album is that it is about someone making their way through Thelemic trials in pursuit of knowledge, a closer reading shows that it is also an examination of sadness, despair, and madness. Each song was crafted to illuminate the struggles that I’ve faced, the challenges of mental illness, and the search for meaning in the occult. I hope that it brings comfort in the shadow that it creates”
Press play and cross the veil with Aiwass into The Falling.
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