Reflections Upon Darkness

by Rannoch

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vacant planet pretty good proggy death metal with some very impressive moments but it definitely drags on too long for me. hard to fault a band for being overly ambitious though - worth checking out for fans of the genre. Favorite track: De Heptarchia Mystica.
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Der33 Just fantastic work. Progressive while still aggressive. These guys should be headlining festivals.
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reddingsaxon52 I don't understand how a band like Rannoch can be still under the radar of the vast majority of the metal community. These guys are top dogs in the death prog metal scene. if you like slugdge, Hath, Rivers of Nihil you might want to explore this awesome album. Favorite track: Despair.
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Advenæ 01:59
Despair 08:42
Fail 03:11
Prelude 01:19
The Dream 05:25
Hope 05:21
The Devoured 08:25
Dying Embers 06:15
Void 09:12
Postlude 02:55


After five years of gestation, Rannoch reveal their latest offering, ‘Reflections Upon Darkness’. With a more evident polar shift between intensity and chilled movements, Rannoch push the extremity between these two planes further than ever before. Accompanying a more bombastic approach, with the inclusion of grander soundscapes of orchestral and electronic elements, is a more introspective lyrical path. The album explores themes of the obsessive, the lost, and sacrifice, ending with the 39-minute suite, "Darkness", comprised of the complete epic poem by Lord Byron.

Copyright RANNOCH 2020



released May 25, 2020

Ian Gillings - Guitars, Vocals, Synth
Richard Page - Guitars
Paul Lloyd - Bass and additional vocals
Alex Micklewright - Drums

“Reflections Upon Darkness” was recorded throughout 2018-2019 at the Rannoch studios.
Produced by Ian Gillings
Drums recorded by Alex Micklewright

Mixed and mastered by James Stephenson, Stymphalian Productions, York, UK

Artwork by Kishor Haulenbeek

All music and lyrics written by Ian Gillings and Rannoch
Track 11 - additional Music by Richard Page
“Darkness” by Lord Byron 1816


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Originating from the West Midlands, Rannoch offer a refreshing take on the progressive death metal subgenre with focused extremity, fastidious technical precision, and rich songwriting skills. Swathes of ethereal clean vocals, dark ambience and dynamic shifts accompany sledgehammer brutality & savagely intense screams. ... more

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