It’s Metal Bloody Monday, and Shadow Smile is set to launch their debut album, “Signed in Blood.”
Prepare to sink your fangs into the entrancing melodies and chilling lyrical tapestry of Shadow Smile, the luminary metal ensemble hailed as the ‘Steel City Vampire Crew’. Brace yourselves, for on the 18th of August 2023, this audacious collective is poised to unleash their long-awaited inaugural opus upon the world, aptly titled ‘Signed In Blood’.
In this captivating conceptual exploration, we plunge deep into the realm of theology, delving into the essence of the renowned Seven Deadly Sins. Pride, greed, wrath, lust, envy, gluttony, and sloth: these formidable vices have woven themselves intricately into the fabric of our modern-day society. Hold on tight, dear readers, that may eerily resemble a day spent within the captivating confines of the illustrious 1st 3 Towers.
“Signed In Blood” stands as more than a mere music album; it’s Shadow Smile’s audacious pledge of allegiance to their unadulterated artistic drive. This auditory adventure, beautifully brought to life by the contents of their fans’ piggy banks, would make Robin Hood proud. Without the meddling of bigwig record labels or management, they’ve successfully navigated the treacherous waters of creative autonomy.
Hailing from Sheffield, UK, where it’s just as likely to rain ideas as it is to rain, well, rain, Shadow Smile doesn’t just create music; they craft thought-provoking tapestries of sound. Their sonic symphony is an incitement to reevaluate one’s preconceived notions and a cheeky invitation to give the proverbial finger to the puppet-masters of mainstream media (some of whom are actually okay people and throw nice parties and stuff).
Album Track Listing:
01 – Se7en
02 – Signed In Blood
03 – Hellbound Heart
04 – Our Mortality
05 – Vainglory et Avarice
06 – Before Every Fall
07 – Take What You Can (Give Nothing Back)
08 – The Devil Makes Work For Idle Hands
09 – Soul Journey
10 – The World Is In My Way
11 – Suck The World Dry