Dream Unending

Derrick Vella (Tomb Mold) and Justin DeTore (Innumerable Forms) have joined their dark psyches and deliberate, distinctive approaches to create Dream Unending. While it might be possible to point to certain elements of their debut LP, Tide Turns Eternal, that are familiar in that regard, the fact is Dream Unending takes these two stalwarts of the modern underground Death Metal scene in some entirely new and unexpected directions, offering the first glimpse of what promises to be a constantly evolving form.

Imbued with the dark atmosphere and wilting romanticism of the legendary ‘Peaceville Three,’ (Anathema in particular), Dream Unending merely uses that moment in time as a starting point to compose songs that drift between emotional states both forlorn and uplifting. Ascendant Floydian guitar textures and sparkling The Cure-esque strumming lift Tides Turns Eternal out of the purely metal realm, where moody rock introspection allows for Elysian respite before DeTore’s world crushing roar assures no escape from earthly tumult is certain.

Yet Tide Turns Eternal is more a fever dream than the perpetual nightmare typical of the genre, a place where guarded hope is as possible and real as despair. In that way Dream Unending step into riskier territory, free to explore the vivid spectrum of human sentiment that ultimately leads away from the nihilism of everlasting pain.

Derrick Vella says:
“Dream Unending and Tide Turns Eternal is a testament to the idea that music can be limitless. This album was created by Justin and I without ever being in the same room, city or country. It defied closed borders and acts as more than just a record. It’s an affirmation of life. It’s a vision quest. It poses questions pertaining to fear, discovery, the value of one’s soul and offers an answer. It was written throughout late 2019 into 2020. Having the freedom of only holding myself accountable allowed me to keep honing, refining, and overhauling the songs. I would just constantly upload ideas and revised demo’s into a dropbox folder and wait to hear back. ‘Doom Metal Postal Service,’ if you will. But the songs are nothing without Justin. I’m merely a set dresser; He is the true performer. He provides a sense of gravity. Dream Unending serves as an excellent outlet for a language that Justin and I speak that we can’t express elsewhere. It pays tribute to not just doom, but to all the styles of music we love, and the immersive/cinematic quality of fully realized albums. The songs are heavy, dreary, and dreamy. What more could you ask for?”