Canada’s Serene Dark will be unleashing their new album “Enantiodromia” this coming Friday, July 17th. “Enantiodromia” (pronounced en-an-ti-o-dromia) is dark, entrancing, and orchestral while maintaining the key elements of death and black metal. Overall, the album explores the confrontation between the shadow aspect of the personality and the integration of it into the self to create wholeness. Influenced by philosophy, stoicism, hermeticism, and the occult. The album, lyrically, is a journey towards individuation by the exploration of human darkness and transforming that pain into something tangible and meaningful. In essence- to lose one's self entirely to reach perfection.
Before the full length's official release, the band is streaming the album in full via BeheadingTheTraitor's YouTube channel HERE .
The band adds:
“This album will be received as a new but familiar sound for any previous fans of our last band (Endemise)… We want our fans to get lost in the music. We want to pique some interest in fans of this style of music… We have written a lot of songs and chosen our top ten favourites.”
Under the name Endemise, the band released Far From The Light (2013) and Anathema (2016), but now with the new name, Serene Dark has made a refreshing start with elements of the previous band still lingering, but taking the songs and style to a new level on this record and experimented with various instruments and vocal styles. This album sets a new caliber and standard for Serene Dark.
"‘Enantiodromia’ is a ten track, fifty-five-minute offering with which the band “plans to unleash a blistering force of evil” and does so, I think, in the finest Metal tradition... This should be of interest to fans of Dimmu Borgir, Insomnium, Abigail Williams, Fleshgod Apocalypse Septicflesh, and Rotting Christ. For me, it had definitely been worth the wait." - Metal Talk
"Epic, blackened death metal…if those words excite you then you’re in for a real treat. Serene Dark are at the top of their game with a new album that is the pinnacle of imagination when it comes to this style of metal. As classy as it is heavy, as brutal as it is attractive and as impactful as it is numbing." - Games, Brrraaains & A Head-Banging Life
"I really like what Serene Dark have done here. I’m a sucker for creatively mixed genres, and the lyrical journey from repression to acceptance to healing was just what the doctor ordered for me right now. The first album under their new name, I see Enantiodromia as a transition step towards bigger and better things for the band, and I can’t wait to see where their path leads." - Angry Metal Guy
"All in all, whether you know the band as Serene Dark or Endemise, this latest album is a stirring reflection of inner darkness and turmoil set to a delicate, almost fragile in its complexity, arrangement of traditional and orchestral instruments. Expect great things to come." - Antichrist Metal Mag
"The adopted musical style reflects Serene Dark's genesis: melodic, soothing, somber and heavy." - Metal Hammer Portugal
"SERENE DARK's "Enantiodromia" represents a significant advance from the band’s previous manifestation and gives listeners a seamless, varied, and epic articulation of black metal, melodic death metal, old school death metal, and deathcore whilst focusing on a fascinating and poignant psychological exploration." - Mosh Pit Nation
"Altogether, SERENE DARK represents a significant advance from the band’s previous manifestation and gives listeners a seamless, varied and epic articulation of black metal, melodic death metal, old school death metal and deathcore whilst focusing on a fascinating and poignant psychological exploration." - Black Metal Daily