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Darkher - "Moths" (audio) (premiere)

"Moths" starts pitched downwards and slides even further, gothic folk that plunges headlong into doom territory.

It may still be August, but Darkher's “Moths” is ice-cold. It’s frigidly minimalist in an oppressive way, lilting acoustic guitar growing into a monstrosity of down-tuned guitars and crushing cymbals. It starts pitched downwards and slides even further, gothic folk that plunges headlong into doom territory. Darkher does a lot with a little -- there’s not much more here than a couple guitars, some strings, and soft drums -- and the result is magnificent in its bleakness.

"'Moths' is a song about love over evil, protection and strength and of souls being joined forever in this realm and the next," says Darkher mastermind Jayn Wissenberg.

Realms drops this Friday, August 19.

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