China’s Pest Productions has released the debut full length of brand new post-black metal band Rusty Lake out of Xi An, China. Check out the full write up below:
“The austere wind swinging across the lake of silent nocturnal tales, while the reflection of the mills frozen solemnly ashore blurred by the spoken words from the young girl whose fragile body was loosely chained by the memories of rust. Post black metal with a particular gloomy aesthetic of a grayish dream bred by the Eastern soil, Rustylake is another fresh born from the vigorous youngsters belonging to a new wave of Chinese black metal.
Based in Xi’An, Rustylake is a post/atmospheric black metal formed by T.Z. (Guitar/Vocal) and L.S.(Bass/Drum programming) in September 2018. The name was inspired by the namesake of the classic Cube Escape Series, while one could also argue how brilliantly the atmosphere they evoke through the music matched with the often bleak and sometimes gothic feeling from the game. However, Rustylake’s music is much more than that: highly influenced by some of the leading acts in this genre today like those Japanese post-black/hardcore legends 明日の叙景/Asunojokei and Heaven in her Arms, as well as Alcest and Deafheaven aesthetically speaking: with all those influences, Rustylake managed to add their own unique touch of mystifying loneliness using some fresh and mesmerizing post-metal guitar work with a cathartic surge of flooding melodies, intertwining with fierce howls and poetic monologues.
Their debut full-length titled 《肖 Shaw》was centered around the short fiction written by T.Z. This is a concept album that based upon the perspective of the main male protagonist Shaw while narrating a story of love and other derivative emotions between him and a young female called 落/Luo. Pest Productions is glad to release this album in physical formats in early 2021.”