- Jason Hesley
Female Fronted Symphonic Metal Band CRYSTAL GATES Sign With Wormholedeath!
Female-fronted symphonic/power metal band CRYSTAL GATES have signed a deal with Wormholedeath for their album "Torment & Wonder: The Ways Of The Lonely Ones", which will be released on July 29th, 2022 via Wormholedeath worldwide.
"Torment & Wonder: The Ways Of The Lonely Ones" is Crystal Gates' long-awaited first full-length album.
A perfect successor to their previous "Shadowborn" (single) and "A Quest For Life" EP, this new work delivers 50+ minutes of Crystal Gates' best compositions and most ambitious production to this date. All trademarks from the genre are present but not overdone in a cliché driven manner. Accomplished through refreshing melodies and optimistic vibes, the album features fast power metal songs, mid-tempo catchy sing-along tunes, a beautiful ballad, some progressive-inspired passages, and a closing 12-minute epic that goes through all of it in one brave and colorful sonic adventure. Beyond the music itself, the human endeavor of the search for meaning is touched upon in the lyrics from the perspective of different characters, exploring their loneliness and finding of solace in brief instants of clarity and awe.
Join Crystal Gates in the never-ending journey through life itself: an alluring sequence of moments filled with Torment and Wonder.