Some bands are so ingrained on my psyche as being instrumental that the thought of them ever having vocals with their music seems incredibly alien. Take for instance post-rock group Russian Circles, whose introspective and measured approach to the sound has been blowing minds for nearly ten years now — who could you possibly trust to the lay vocals on top of it without at all overshadowing and masking it? The answer: Chelsea Wolfe.
Rolling Stone has the stream of a new track by the name of ‘Memorial‘ taken from the album of the same name that features the collaboration between the two parties. Honestly, it’s amazing — Wolfe’s haunting ethereal voice delicately hangs on the music and enhances it rather than stealing the spotlight, while it’s a very dark and subdued track compared to some of their other material it’s definitely the most invested I’ve been in a new track from the band in a while. Let’s just hope this results in more collaborations in the future.
Memorial will be released on October 29th through Sargent House.