Ghost Bath – “Death And The Maiden”
The Chinese one-man black metal band Ghost Bath are responsible for my favorite song of 2015 (so far): the Envy/Deafheaven-esque “Golden Number,” the lead single from Ghost Bath’s upcoming sophomore album, Moonlover. I’ve listened to that thing a few hundred times over the past month and a half and it still somehow lifts me every single time. Today, the band release Moonlover’s second single, “Death And The Maiden,” and while it falls short of achieving “Golden Number”‘s astonishing, momentous power, it doesn’t fall short by much; in fact, this thing goes pretty damn hard. Listen.