LATITUDES are in bloom. And like a savage storm their sophomore album “Individuation” twists and snarls out of the depths with 58 minutes of crushing doom-drenched guitars.
Joined once again by the haunting vocals of Adam Symonds (Eden Maine, The Rifle Volunteer), “Individuation” is LATITUDES in their stride. Symonds' delicate vocals wonder seamlessly through brutal riffs like ghosts through a crumbling city under siege. “Individuation” will smash you and take you on a twisted journey. Everything on this record is better than their last, creatively and technically - Davies’ drumming is richer and more complex - the riffs are more twisted and infuse elements of black/death metal, atmospheric doom, hardcore, thrash and 70’s era prog/psychedelic rock. The album features amongst its deep passages an incredible guest performance on ‘Metabolic Pathways’ by modern composition organist Robert Crawley, on the Hammond, bringing to mind masters such as King Crimson, and offering an exciting glimpse into the band’s broad scope and vision.
Produced once again by Chris Fielding (Napalm Death, Electric Wizard, Primordial) at Foel Studios in Wales, and mastered by Jamie Gomez Arellano (Ulver, Cathedral, Ghost) “Individuation” will crush you like a steel wrecking ball in a velvet glove. Jungian psychology refers to “Individuation” as the process of self-unification through the resolution of successive layers of psychological conflict. And it is a fitting title for an album that showcases a long hard road for a band that have not only survived, but grown stronger and better with every release. “Individuation” is the band’s strongest statement yet and re-affirms why LATITUDES have captured the interest of fans from across genres worldwide.
“Individuation” is set for a July 2 release through Shelsmusic and features 8 tracks clocking-in at 58 minutes. Customers should be on the lookout for a limited edition vinyl version of the release available exclusively at shows or at shelsmusic.com. LATITUDES will play the London Underworld with *shels and Astrohenge on July 1 and will announce further UK tour dates later in the year.