Witchery & Bloodshed
The latest Thousand Year Rain album, Witchery and Bloodshed - officially released on October 31, 2011 - has taken a signature style to a sonorously heavier place. In the spirit of channeling history's darkest and most gruesome figures, there's an archetypal flood of sanguinary riffs and murky, goth-infused caesuras; but there's also an unexpected twist. Vocal tracks were added to the album's death metal-inspired compositions. And the end result is a dominating flurry of enigmatic gloom.