Taking inspiration from bands like Latitudes, The Ocean, Cult of Luna, Cloudkicker, Celeste, Ulcerate, and Cranial, Laden's third album The Visitation, guides listeners on a post-metal journey with elements of black, prog, and sludge metal.
The atmosphere of the album is influenced from the book Roadside Picnic by Arkady Strugatsky and Boris Strugatsky, and continues the sci-fi spirit of the first album We Searched For New Worlds, while growing musically from the second album Restless Apparition.
"Seattle’s Laden captures the storm and stress of the greatest, grimmest post-metal, crafting songs from 20-megaton riffs." -J. Edward Keyes Bandcamp
released January 7, 2022
Written and Recorded by Chuck Wilson
Mixed and Mastered by Ken Banks
Album Art by Ibayarifin
Hollie, Ken, Kris, Simon Smith (Thank you for your classes.), Caroline Harrison (Thank you for your incredible album art email. Without you I would not have been introduced to Ibayarifin), Ibayarifin (for your incredible album art),Jackson Guitars, Dunable Guitars, Fender Basses, Zon Basses, Fractal Audio, Darkglass, and Eventide.
Ken thanks his family and Scott Elliot
Thank you to the following for the inspiration and drive to create music
Alcest, Between The Buried and Me, Blut Aus Nord, CASTEVET, Cave-In, Celeste, Cloudkicker, The Contortionist, Cranial, Cult of Luna, Downfall of Gaia, Isis, Latitudes, Teeth, Ulcerate, WAKE, Year of No Light, and so many more.