1. Infinite Inward
2. Swallow the Light
3. Mourning Dirge (Repose of the Dead)
5. Venerate (The Undoing of All)
6. Observer to Master
7. Bleeding Eyes of the Watcher
8. The Translation of Deaths
Canada's WAKE have never been a band interested in repeating themselves, this abundantly apparent from their discography, having evolved with every release. 2020's 'Devouring Ruin' made this more clear than ever, hammering the point home with the 'Confluence' EP in the same year, and now they return with 'Thought Form Descent', their most dynamic, diverse and emotional release to date. "I'd describe the record as a Read more [...] place to reconsider what 'extreme' means. The words 'brutal', 'crushing', 'devastating' are overused adjectives for extreme music. We wanted to force people to confront the idea that 'brutal' or 'extreme' ideas aren't just blastbeats or angular tritones, or, more importantly, 'brutal' elements alongside pointedly passive elements can create their own experience that can channel both and neither." The result is eight nuanced tracks that run the gamut from relentlessly heavy to exquisitely beautiful, often simultaneously, and instantly grab hold of the listener, demanding their full attention. However, at the same time, they are lushly textured and densely layered, and offer more with every subsequent exposure, unfurling to show hidden depths, and taking WAKE to a whole new level.