YEAR OF NO LIGHT

metal, rock
Thursday
07
December 2023
  • Grand Salon (Museum)
19:30
TICKET 21.5
PREVENTE 18.5
BOTACARTE 15.5
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Intense and poignant avant-metal tracks inspired by historic cinema

When

Thu. 7 Dec, 2023

Where

  • Grand Salon (Museum)

Doors

19:30

Organiser

Botanique
Year of No Light
“This is instrumental music meant to carry you to other worlds within yourself”
Decibel Magazine

Year of No Light celebrated their 20th anniversary as a band in 2021. On the occasion of this, they are releasing not only their new album “Consolamentum”, but a wooden box set containing their entire discography of 5 studio albums, several split EPs, and the collaboration with Belgian composer Dirk Serries from the 'Live At Roadburn' recordings, on 12 vinyl records.

Sometimes adding more weight to something that's already heavy feels like relief. When the staggering build-up of layer on layer of guitars and synths towards the end of 'Aletheia' reaches its boiling point, when the tension and drama become too suffocating to bear, the sudden discharge into the following upbeat part, based on a single power chord gallopping away at the speed of no light feels strangely alleviative. This is the moment when the feet leave the ground, and the bones of the arms of the heretic crack, being pulled up in a strappado behind his back. One of the most agonizing and arguably one of the greatest moments in heavy music of the past decade.

Yearof  No Light’s lengthy, sprawling compositions of towering walls of guitars and sombre synths irradiate a sense of dire solemnity and spiritual gravity, and couldn't be a more fitting soundtrack for such grim medieval scenarios. But there is also the element of absolution, regeneration, elevation, transcendence in the face of death. Consolamentum is dense, rich and lush and yet somehow feels starved and deprived.

Year Of No Light - Réalgar
Year Of No Light - Persephone II (Live)
Thursday
07
December 2023
TICKET 21.5
PREVENTE 18.5
BOTACARTE 15.5
Buy tickets

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