Co-produced by Jun-His of fellow Finnish psych-black metal outfit Oranssi Pazuzu, alongside atmospheric black metal that recalls shades of Wolves In The Throne Room and Ulver, the album also takes in the cold vibes of Björk, the brutalism of Swans, and a glacial quality entirely of Sariina's own. It's a trip.
“This new album is a pilgrimage to the abyss," Sariina explains. "For many, shadows, darkness, emptiness or void are almost stigmatised as evil, bad or scary, but I see almost heartbreaking beauty, light and infinity there. [Making the album] was a traverse to the darker inner regions of the soul and through that alchemical trial of fire becoming whole again."
So, don't let winter get you down. Ride the waves of seasonal darkness properly with Vesperith.