The first song released, “Incantation,” is more of the latter. The dark and sombre song clocks in at just over seven minutes long and features Cory playing all the instruments and chanting…the incantations. Beginning with slow repetitive guitar picking, the song then progresses to much more layered guitar play, crash cymbal heavy drumming and Cory’s mesmerizing chanting. When I close my eyes and listen to “Incantation,” I’m transported to an earie overgrown forest in medieval times or some old dimly-lit monastery.
This song, and subsequent album, is a step in a very different direction sonically for Cory, but it shouldn’t be a big surprise for people who know him well.
“I’ve been into metal longer than any other music really,” said Cory. “When I was an early teen, it was one of the first sounds I heard that was not country music and it has been a part of my existence since. The first band I ever jammed with in high school was a “metal” band. Sonically I love low tuned, heavy music, its honestly calming to me.”