Devotion Unlaced
Devotion Unlaced

The eclectic Grand Rapids, MI based musician, Damian Master, has released a surprise EP under his A Pregnant Light moniker. The EP is titled Devotion Unlaced and is the follow-up to last year’s impressive and gut wrenching twenty minute exploration on grief and loss, “Rocky”. The project came into being in 2011 with multiple cassette only releases. Master eventually got around to releasing the official full-length, My Game Has No Name, in 2014. A Pregnant Light takes a whole lot from black metal, but that’s only scratching the surface. Master identifies A Pregnant Light as “purple metal”. But, in the world of extreme metal genre descriptors are almost pointless. Even more so with A Pregnant Light.

Black metal is a major influence, but you could easily make the argument that trad-metal, shoe gaze, post-punk, hardcore, and the most brooding moments of indie rock are just as essential to the sound. Think: Interpol playing Don’t Break the Oath.  Anyway, onto the EP! After a few listens through, I can tell you that Devotion Unlaced is exactly what you want from A Pregnant Light. The EP is a very worthy addition to A Pregnant Light’s catalogue of extreme metal with tons of re-play value. Like all of Master’s music, the recording is lo-fi with thick catchy guitar riffs and gothic atmospheres. Give it a listen!

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  • Blochead4real

    This is a killer track.

    • lobster man

      The whole EP is just as killer.

      • Doris Montgomery

        killer post

        • lobster man

          Killer comment

  • Black Antlers

    Got to admit, I seem to be immune to the charms of A Pregnant Light…maybe this’ll be the break through. Would love some more Dressed In Streams though. And on another note because I’ve just gotta tell someone, I finally saw Inter Arma live………holy fucking cloned christ on a hover donkey!!!

    • lobster man

      Black Antlers!

      If nothing has done it for you, I don’t know if this will. I’m a fan of what he does but it’s pretty much more of the same. Though you should definitely give “Rocky” a shot if you haven’t already.

      Haha I know right??? Best live band going right now.

      • Black Antlers

        Inter Arma surpassed the hype. They had the synchronicity and craft of a veteran act but married to the volatile energy of a young band desperately trying to secure their first record deal. Unbelievable!! Played “Rocky” on your suggestion…I liked it, so I played it again. I don’t think I’ll ever be the biggest APL fan, although I have huge respect for Mr Masters and his prolific output and I liked this. In other news for a limited period of time, Mizmor has a free bonus track on his bandcamp, recorded before the mighty Yodh I believe but still pretty cool.

        • lobster man

          Glad you enjoyed it, man! Definitely one of the best shows I’ve ever been to.

          Thanks for the tip. More Mizmor is always a good thing.