Devastating Light - I Have Already Failed You - Reviewed By Valley Of Steel ! Check it out here at this link: https://valleyofsteel.net/2021/05/06/devastating-light-i-have-already-failed-you-olhava-frozen-bloom-2021/
When I Have Already Failed You, roughly 28 minutes of music divided into three numbered parts, came out back in January, creator Devastating Light mentioned that it was inspired by and based on feelings of deep depression. This certainly seems to fit, upon listening to its slow, subdued, mixture of Neurosis-y post-doom with the anguished and distraught aesthetic of funeral-doom.
More than just dismal-sounding music, though — here you can actually feel the honest, raw emotion that went into the writing and performing. Midway through “Part Three,” for example, a few minutes of quiet, clean guitar chords that use a tone remarkably similar to the song “Hurt”; later as it crescendos again (in both volume and ferocity), repeated lyrics such as “I’m sorry, I’m sorry, it was all my fault” are clearly carrying tangible and substantial weight.
According to the artist, that is the result of being torn between all the feelings that accompany becoming a new parent, versus the genuine concern of bringing new life into a world that is, to be blunt, extremely fucked-up. Whether the process of writing and recording this music helped bring a resolution or catharsis to the performer, I couldn’t say (although it really gives a new perspective to the album title), but the struggle is very palpable to the listener, and entirely relatable to all of us on some level. - Valley Of Steel
Devastating Light is a DIY post metal/doom band from Tampere, Finland. Everything is played, recorded, mixed and mastered by Teemu Toikka, who is a seasoned veteran of the ug punk -scene in Finland. Devastating Light has stories to tell and the stories are all about the pain of existence in our modern time, mental health issues and the effect that has on a person and people around them.
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"I have already failed you" is a theme album about a man suffering from depression and becoming a father while the world is ending. It explores feelings of not being or doing enough and the fear of somehow passing on the disease to the child. Is it even right to bring a child into this world that is slowly ending?
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