LESSER GLOW – new video

LESSER GLOW – new video

New video from Atmospheric doom/sludgemetal merchants LESSER GLOW


“…a killer dose of sludge metal that’s crushingly heavy, atmospheric, and beautifully melodic all at once.”  BrooklynVegan

Atmospheric doom/sludgemetal merchants LESSER GLOWwill release their Nullity full-length May 29th via Pelagic Records

LESSER GLOW was born from an evergrowing sea of noise, swirling together the sounds of humanity into a churning vat of anonymity, in which as individuals, sometimes we are drowning.
The Boston five-piece’s debut album “Ruined” made waves in 2018: a “felicitous nihilistic debut coup” (Metal Hammer) containing “the best doom single of the year” (Visions), making “the excitement of what they might come up with on their sophomore release nearly unbearable upon first listen” (Ghost Cult).
Well, here it is: “Nullity” brings an undeniable heaviness, with lyrics and music coexisting in the same beautiful, dynamic and volatile space. Heavy but not excessive. Massive yet not gratuitous. Meticulous. Focused. Direct.
“We wanted to make the record sound more forward and driving, while implementing a lot more movement into the sounds and mixes. Pull the drums forward. Up the grit a bit more. Give the record more teeth in the heavier moments and more lush space in the melodic and ambient passages. We gave ourselves a lot more time in the studio to track this one over all, diving deeper into tones and choices along the way and leaving time for plenty of experimentation and improvisational passages written in the studio. Overall our approach was consciously much more immersive this time around”, comments guitarist Andrew Nault.

is based around the concept of human beings existing on earth as parasites. The scope both widens and focuses throughout the course of the record, touching on creation myths, existence within nature, interpersonal and internal struggles, and finishing out with the mass extinction/cleansing of mankind.


The idea of LESSER GLOW grew as a response to the unrealistic progression of heavy music in recent years… generally feeling over-technical, over-produced and sometimes entirely fake.

“I was caught in a major 90s binge, listening to a bunch of stuff like Unsane and Failure, and
feeling like that raw, palpable energy and songwriting was slipping away from modern heavy
records”, comments Nault. “I was tired of genre-choked bands, and missed hearing songs instead of riff parades.”

The lineup of the band came together organically, “though now the combination of individuals
feels incredibly fortunate”, comments Nault. Alec is the sound engineer of Chelsea Wolfe, Ben is the manager of Cambridge, MA’s finest live venue Sinclair, Seth is a session drummer and music teacher and Andrew is not only the guitarist in LESSER GLOW, but also session drummer for electro-post-hiphop outfit Arms And Sleepers. The fact that all members are experienced professionals is a restraining factor (when it comes to aligning schedules), but it has also helped the band stay focused on the essentials.

With their upcoming sophomore album “Nullity”, Lesser Glow rips open a massively wide and confident blend of traditional doom meets melodic metal, paired with the likes of hardcore, post hardcore, noise rock, post rock and beyond. Molding all these into one cohesive mix, LESSER GLOW stand out as a refreshing and unapologetically brutal take on heavy music.
Style: Sludge/Doom

Alec Rodriguez- Vocals (ex-Proselyte)
Andrew Nault- Guitar (ex-Black Elm, Long Time)
Ben Gram- Guitar (ex-Irepress)
Scott Conza- Bass (ex-Black Elm)
Seth Botos- Drums (Undersea, Juan Bond)