Abandon all hope with Gilded Lily – “Bellflower”

Savage and heartbreaking. Check out this exclusive stream of “Bellflower” from Canadian black metal trio Gilded Lily.

I’m thrilled to present your first taste of Mongrel’s Light, Gilded Lily’s debut LP. Folks that caught their L’Acéphale demo tape will immediately note that Mongrel’s Light presents an evolution from their raw, lo-fi beginnings to a fully-realized soundThis is a record that borrows openly from black metal, grindcore, and post hardcore while clinging to equal parts rage and desperation throughout. Much like the snarling dog that adorns the cover, Mongrel’s Light is vicious while maintaining a stylish sheen. Fans of A Pregnant Light will undoubtedly find something to dig in this record.

“Bellflower” rips wide open with a barrage of blastbeats and savage shrieks. It refuses to let up until crushing you with the full weight of a lifetime’s worth of disappointment.

The god you knew is gone
He hung himself from the bridge above the highway
Just across from the place you used to work

Mongrel’s Light will be out digitally on August 8th and on very limited edition tape this Fall. Go like Gilded Lily on Facebook to keep up with their comings and goings. Also, if you like this album art, check out more radical paintings from Quinn Henderson here.

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Published on: July 26, 2016

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  • Dagon

    What a beautiful cover art. I need to peep this when I get home. The APL comparison is a plus.

    Any similarities with french acts (thinking LADLO bands)?

  • Love it!


  • Doggy.

    • Marycbianco4

      <<o. ★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★:::::::!!br525p:….,…

  • This is rill gud

  • Stanley

    That riff at 1:13 (and again at 1:36) is quite tasty.

  • Owlswald

    Holy bass drum Batman.

  • Abradolf Lincler

    look at joe, writin about black metal again.

    you go, joe

  • Well that caught me right out of the gate.

  • Ayreonaut

    Gilded lily
    Sounds like a vagina reference

  • Waynecro

    This song is awesome! Thanks, Joe!

  • Richter, do you like this?
    Yes, Richter, I do. Thank you for asking.

    • Hans Müller

      I indeed wondered if you would when I read those lyrics.

      • I skipped right over those lyrics. Oops. Yeah, I guess you could say those are vaguely in the ballpark of something I might like, or, y’know, A MANTRA I CHANT TO MYSELF ON THE WAY TO WORK EVERY MORNING TO WARD OFF EVIL SPIRITS AND SAD EMOJIS