(Andy Synn reviews the new album by Phantom Winter, which will be released on March 2nd by Golden Antenna Records.)
Metal is, as we all know, a genre intimately acquainted with darkness in all (or at least most of) its forms.
For some bands their music is an attempt to express and expel the darkness within them in an explosion of convulsive catharsis. For others it’s a chance to celebrate and even indulge in their darkest impulses and desires. And then there are those who use their talents to explore the darkness of the world which surrounds them in all its ugliness and horror.
For German quintet Phantom Winter, however. the question appears to be less about which of these approaches they wish to take, and more about which one they wish to take first.