"Steeped in HM2 death metal worship, Enlightened by Darkness is In Shadows and Dust’s fourth album in as many years. Melding HM2-driven death with cold black metal, it’s not uncommon for Thirion to sharply transition from soaring blackness to bass heavy, grooving death metal at the drop of a hat. There’s also a healthy dose of D-beat injected into the songs, meaning that In Shadows and Dust isn’t a project that retreads ground that’s been explored countless times. "
- Decibel Magazine
"...the massive HM-2 tone (the saw is the law!) provides a monstrous undercurrent to a track that’s propelled by furious battering and thundering drumwork and suffused with waves of vicious, roiling riffs. No less vicious are the vocals, which are unhinged and mind-scarring in the quality of their shrieking proclamations. The turbocharged energy of the song is irresistible, but surges even higher into the red zone through the appearance of high, scintillating leads, rippling in an intense and effervescent boil."
- NO CLEAN SINGING
"In Shadows and Dust stick the middle finger up to those expectations by bringing crushing heaviness, exciting rhythm and melodic passages that has all the workings of Swede-Melo Death but so much more....Death metal rarely sounds this good."
- Games, Brrraaaiiins, and a Head-Banging Life
"..lovely pissed off Swedish Black and death metal sound of old, rancid school, the angular riffing is refined with subtle melodies and minimal crust bonds."
- Zephyr's Odem
" In Shadows And Dust plays a musical style that goes back to the 90's era of melodic Swedish black and death metal while also adding in a more aggressive approach to the genre, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover darkness themes. In my opinion In Shadows And Dust are a very great sounding melodic and old school mixture of black and death metal. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Enlightened By Darkness" "Deathlike Silence" and "At the Edge Of The World". 8 out of 10
- A Different Shade of Black Zine
"..once again in shadows and dust manages to push its limits to offer a powerful and elegant album, " enlightened by darkness " Bears its name. Time passes, this passionate man refines his art, gives him more and more importance and we really hope that December 21, 2019 will be synonymous with a new chapter of his life."
- United Rock Nations
" In Shadows and Dust : Enlightened By Darkness - Album
IN SHADOWS AND DUST blend Swedish death metal like early NECROPHOBIC, In Flames and At The Gates with the melodies from Naglfar and Dissection (Official). It's a combination that works good. But it's not until the third track, "Revenge", that it start to sound really good. This is absolutely something that you should check out. It's old school and have a classic sound, but it doesn't sound exactly like a thousand others. I didn't say that this is something unique though. But it's damned good."
Born from the ashes of Pelvic Bones (1997) and The Evil One (1998), In Shadows and Dust is a one man HM-2 obsessed Death / Black powerhouse from France.
The band released their first EP in March of 2015 entitled “Fateless”. The the first full length album, “Soul Crusher”, would come soon after on December 21st, of the same year.
Ever since that time, each year, the 21st of December marks a new album for the band:
December 21st, 2016 : “Messe Noire”
December 21st, 2017 : “A Fleur de Peau”
....and now December 21st, 2018, we introduce you to “Enlightened by Darkness”!
"Enlightened by Darkness" contains 9 tracks of HM-2 infused "old school" sound without compromise. Combining the best elements of Death Metal, Black Metal, and D-beat, In Shadows and Dust paint a violent picture with their penchant for sheer intensity. On December 21st, Redefining Darkness is proud to unleash In Shadow and Dust's Darkness to the world!!!
released December 21, 2018
All music and lyrics written, mixed, arranged, and performed by In Shadows and Dust
Mastered by John Bart Van Der Wal @ Hewwetover Studio
Artwork/Design: Manel-Sone Ollé Chin (@woodcvtter_illustration)
Photograph: Mathieu Missiaen
HM-2 infused and powered because the saw is the law
All rights reserved by In Shadows and Dust 2018
Made in France