Underneath the brute force of the Seattle band's new track is a welcome level of introspection, thematically and musically.
Seattle sludge/doom trio Serial Hawk are set to release their debut full-length Searching For Light in a couple months, and as you can hear on the nine-minute track “Desolate’, it’s the sort of relentless yet hypnotic form of heavy music in the great tradition of Neurosis. Power and contemplation melded into one colossal whole, a track that swings as much as it stomps.
"There's somewhat a struggle of the self within ‘Desolate’ and while the song was coming together, our band as well as us individually were going through some changes,” says guitarist/vocalist Will Bassin. “Eventually we got back on our feet and went on tour, which can definitely be a place of refuge and realization. I think most of us probably know what it's like to experience personal struggles and to doubt our place in the world. A lot of these things can make you feel frustrated and alone. It's a painful process, but it's rewarding to be able to make peace with life's turbulence through music and creativity."
Searching For Light will be released 18 September on Bleeding Light. Pre-order the album here.