I write this from a place of mourning. I write this from a place of rage. I write this from a place of sorrow. I write this from a place of despair for the three Black People who were gunned down by a white terrorist on August 26th, and for
Emmett Till was murdered by a white terrorist 68 years ago on August 28th. I know I must heal, but I also know that I have the right to feel the way I feel. If I had one metal album from 2023 that could begin my healing process, it would be BELL WITCH’s Future’s Shadow Part 1: The Clandestine Gate, which is out now via Profound Lore Records.
I actually want to thank the band for creating such a cathartic record. I’m able to weave my inner pain in between the slow-moving beauty of “The Clandestine Gate.” Over the course of more than an hour, BELL WITCH shows the world why they are like no other Funeral Doom band on the planet. This piece of music gives the listener space to find their own meaning within their tapestry of Doom! BELL WITCH has always manifested sonic magic, and this record only proves that more than ever! I will never fully heal from the pain I feel because of white terrorism, but I will always find solace in some of my favorite bands to continue my healing process.