Cosmic black metal band from the extreme metal homeland of Gothenburg, Sweden, LIGHTLORN is now streaming a new lyric video for “Dilation Sleep”, taken from their recently released EP These Nameless Worlds. Stream the video HERE.
The band comments: “This was the last song I wrote for the EP, and although I ‘borrowed’ the title from my favourite sci-fi author, the lyrics bear only a tangential resemblance to that work. Of all the songs on the EP, I think Dilation Sleep best represents Lightlorn’s dichotomy between light and dark, between heavy and atmospheric. I like to think of it as a black metal ballad, melancholy and wistful yet ultimately optimistic.”
Harnessing the meaning behind their name, which can be interpreted as “bereft of light”, LIGHTLORN explores the feelings of alienation, isolation, and existential dread. Through cosmic themes and lyrics, the band seeks to embrace this darkness and despair – because nothing is darker nor colder than the void between the stars.
While These Nameless Worlds on its surface sounds bleak and tends to instill a sense of longing within the listener, it also sparks idyllic and mesmerizing atmospheres and subtle intoxicating harmonies. LIGHTLORN does not abandon the roots of black metal, but rather seeks to extend those branches upwards, into the abyss that surrounds us all.
LIGHTLORN aims to create an emotionally dense and textured approach to black metal, that surpasses the frozen and barren landscapes of Earth, to the stars above. Their approach is both transcendent and incredibly human, and reveals how dynamic and vulnerable black metal can be as the genre progresses into the future.
Renwar – all instruments, vocals and lyrics
Riaan – drums/programming
Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/us/artist/lightlorn/1638704076