• Sammie Starr

Album Review: Holy Fawn - 'Dimensional Bleed'

Post-metal/shoegaze band Holy Fawn release one of their most ethereal and intense albums to date with Dimensional Bleed.



For the past four years, post-metal band Holy Fawn have redefined and stretched the limits of the heavy shoegaze genre. Since their self-produced 2015 EP, Realms, the Arizona band has not only made an impact on a genre that has been around for nearly a decade, but their original atmospheric tenacity and celestial delivery would breathe new life into their gorgeously acclaimed 2018 album, Death Spells.


"Void Of Light" and " True Loss" continues to dazzle and effectively characterize the unique voice that Holy Fawn has displayed up to this point, fully enchanting the listener with dreamy, emotive guitar lines and massive snare drums that fully encompass the tracks from start to finish.

Now, Holy Fawn is diving into new baroscopic territories with their new full release, Dimensional Bleed via Wax Bodega. If Death Spells was a stratospheric diamond that got band put on the map, Dimensional Bleed is the white sapphire release committed to keeping them there. Full of lush, ethereal nuances that intermingle beautifully with post-rock, shoegaze, hardcore, and ambient elements, Holy Fawn spares no expense in crafting an immersive experience that challenges one's audio perception of reality.

Moments like "Death Is A Relief" command attention from the beginning of this kaleidoscopic experience. From its beautiful and bold musical composition, Holy Fawn establishes right away that what they are producing is transcendental, with its stunning and cinematic atmosphere.

Other excursions that truly take you on a journey on this record are 7-minute concept tracks such as "Empty Vials," which deliver an unforgettable multi-genre adventure unlike any other on the album and create an otherworldy energy force that keeps the momentum going for the rest of the record.

Impassioned and grittier moments that surface soon after, "Amaranthine" and "Dimensional Bleed" captures Holy Fawn's vulnerable and orchestral intensity but do not take away the intentional intense feelings and emotions we are supposed to be feeling throughout the record.

"Void Of Light" and " True Loss" continues to dazzle and effectively characterize the unique voice that Holy Fawn has displayed up to this point, fully enchanting the listener with dreamy, emotive guitar lines and massive snare drums that fully encompass the tracks from start to finish.

Dimensional Bleed carves out its final moving experience, " Blood Memory." The record comes to an intense finish as they combine all their moving songwriting and musicianship to leave a lasting impact.

Dimensional Bleed is a record that will stay with you for a long time. It's a record that is not only transformative but a romantic duet of deeply intense emotions, technical instrumentation, and atmospheric nuance. If Holy Fawn was looking to top their 2020 effort, in many ways, Dimensional Bleed has done this and more.



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