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Forged in the hills of Kentucky and tempered in the mountains of Colorado, Saddle of Southern Darkness is rapidly carving a path across the country to deliver you a sound as tenebrous as it is true.
"The Southern country Twang is evident straightaway in the guitar playing style on the opening track 'Compelled To Dig' and this element is carried throughout the album as one of the core features in the band's sound. Metal heads aren't typically into country music, but brothers, Trent and Chase Williams sure are, and they do their best to turn metal loving listeners onto country with the clean-old-school metal style of vocals and the dark undertones metal heads may easily identify and relate to."
- Andrew Bansal ( Metal Assault )
Armed with backwood river bottom folklore, brothers Chase and Trent Williams (KY) have assimilated bassist Mark Rossi (CO) and percussionist Rob Van Natta (CO) to complete their sonorous construct.
"What started as two brothers recording the layers to compose a song the question arose; how would we play this live? With trial and error of Resonator/ Steel guitars and Mandolins strapped to mic stands, we have been able to achieve our sound in a live setting with the addition of our rhythm section."
Utilizing select elements from a variety of classic genres, Saddle of Southern Darkness has woven together a gossamer synthesis bound only by the most clandestine curiosities.
"The band’s unique sound was inspired by metal artists such as Bathory, Dissection, Grave, and traditional country artists like Hank Williams (Senior, Junior, and III), George Jones, and Wayne Hancock, to name a few.”