Today, July 29th, marks the release of the highly anticipated album titled Volume II by the graphically fueled macabre heavy rock group known as September Mourning. The band has tastefully marketed their music in an artistic collaboration with Mac Silvestri featuring a corresponding graphic novel that marries darkly pensive comic themes with metal musical influences.
Volume II is the latest from the Sumerian Records roster and Top Cow Productions, featuring an array of appearance and inspiration from industry names such as Jinxx from Black Veil Brides, who plays violin in the dynamic and driving single, “Skin and Bones.”
Front woman Emily Lazar offers deep psychological perspectives in her lyrics as well as her chilling high end vocal range, which stand alone, even before the theatrical visual elements come into play.
The full length, as a whole, is chock full of anthemic empowerment through soaring melodies, thick and crunchy guitar riffs, enunciated percussion, and chunky bass– all of which are neatly layered and wrapped in ethereal effects and symphonic samples.
Though September Mourning possesses a dark energy, Volume II breeds positivity and healthy independence such as that found in tracks like “Superhuman” and “Live Like You’re Alive.”
It may act as the backbone for the comic, but the musical component that is Volume II is an impressive sonic collection of heartbreak, strength, and perseverence.
September Mourning “Volume II” // OUT NOW