Boomkat Product Review:
**Darkly cinematic Americana doom incursion with a modern patina of electronics. RIYL Barn Owl, Zelionople** "Bathetic is pleased to bring to the masses, Make All The Hell Of Dark Metal Bright, the debut long player from Kwaidan. This project brings together Mike Weis (Zelienople), André Foisy (Locrian), and Neil Jendon – when you look at a line-up like this, it’s easy to see how important and profound the outcome will be…Heavy, lumbering, and dense, Make All The Hell Of Dark Metal Bright is a sprawling affair with a foggy aesthetic – bleak, but beautiful and all-surrounding. Pass it off as a simplistic drone album? Never. This is high-art, utilizing minimalistic percussion, swirling beats pulsate, a trance takes hold. Guitar and piano come forth from behind a wall of electric vibrance. So precisely put together, these layers form a pattern; pull your eyes away and it’s all a great swirling grey of splendor. Metallic sheen churns as it turns rusty. The cold in the air becomes sentient and places its hand upon your shoulder. There are eyes in the darkness; you want to embrace these creatures – learn their ways, speak with them. Make All The Hell Of Dark Metal Bright is an apt title, and once you spin this LP for the first time, the name will hang onto your tongue and its precision will be understood. Through the swell of impenetrable adroitness, we find warmth and passion in the sound that surrounds us. Beauty comes through the heavy smoke."