Saint Petersburg (RU) – Russia’s TRAGEDY IN HOPE have released their full-length debut album Sleep Paralysis. The album is a conceptual horror story wrapped in eight multidimensional tracks of progressive black metal.
SonicPerspectives.com describes Sleep Paralysis as “a paragon of authenticity, a project soaked in passion and foresight such that it bleeds with brilliance in every note.”
This epic, self-released album is now available for streaming, download and limited edition CD, which features a 20-page booklet.
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The story told in the album’s lyrics is as gripping as it is chilling. Guitarist, vocalist, and composer Sasha Giller describes it as follows:
“The story you are going to hear isn’t only a trip across the dark dream world; it is also the story of fighting with yourself. It’s the story about how strong you can get once you accept yourself as you are.
The story of the album starts when the protagonist wakes up in a dream and goes to the mirror where he sees a twisted image of himself, the phantom monster of sleep paralysis. He escapes the place he found himself in, trying to run away from the bleak reality. He flies among white clouds trying to find a rainbow, but falls to the ground when thunderclouds and a storm come.
The world beneath the clouds is filled with rains and a piercing cold. To find a rainbow there seems to be impossible and the darkness slowly starts to swallow him as many others before. He doesn’t give up chasing it, but the truth is, it is him, who is the phantom monster behind the mirror. He is just the mind projection of the true protagonist, who sleeps paralysed seeing nightmares. He tries to explain to the true protagonist that they are two parts of the whole one and only if they accept each other, they both will be able to escape the dark world they are stuck in.
But when sleep paralysis finally ends, a lucid dream starts again.”
- Lucid Dream
- The Celebration Of Despair And Woe
- Fighting With The Rain
- Winter Wedding Ceremony
- The Mistress Of Dark Art
- Nightmare Lullaby
- Insomnious Autumn Night
- Sleep Paralysis
Album written by Sasha Giller
Mixing, mastering and producing by Vladimir Lehtinen
Guitars and vocals were recorded by Sasha Giller
Drums were recorded by Alexander Dovgan
Artwork by Alexander Moroz
CD design by Aleh Zielankievič
Photos by Egor Taktaev
Sasha Giller – guitars and vocals
Alexander Dovgan’ – drums
Back in 2017 a musician enthusiast Sasha Giller from Saint Petersburg, Russia started a metal band under the name of Tragedy In Hope. With the help of drummer Alexander Dovgan’, Sasha has put out a few singles, a demo, and an EP album since the inception of the band.
Its music can be described as black metal based, but the members find this definition rather limiting. In writing the music Sasha tries to convey a certain emotion whether it is rational madness, airy heaviness or just, as strange as it may sound, happy sadness. One does not necessarily exclude another.
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