We’ve teamed up with German horror metal band The Vision Bleak to bring you an exclusive stream of their track “The Whine of the Cemetery Hound”, a song that definitely takes inspiration from Type O Negative but has a far more sinister twist. Sweeping symphonic elements crash and collide with thickly distorted guitars and rasping vocals to create a track that feels like a gothic horror film gone array. You can hear the song for yourself below.
We’re told that The Vision Bleak will be one of the bands featured at the 2016 Prophecy Festival, which takes place July 29th-30th. More details can be found here.
The band tells Bloody-Disgusting:
The Whine Of The Cemetery Hound’ is a song about ruin and decay and the dark beauty and peacefulness that lies within places abandoned by men. Its lyrics are very metaphorical. One the one hand it obviously describes the mood and setting of an old, forlorn cemetery, but on the other hand it describes my inner self very vividly and deals with the question why we are always drawn towards the dark and things of decay and ruin in our music and lyrics.
Musically it is very inspired by the old British doom/death of bands like Paradise Lost and My Dying Bride. When I wrote the first riff I immediately had these pictures of graveyards in my mind, so the title came with the first riff already. The song’s end with only piano and cello is for me the musical equivalent to a lone flickering candle on a graveyard.