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Sumac - Love In Shadow flac album Performer: Sumac
Title: Love In Shadow
Style: Doom Metal, Sludge Metal, Experimental
Released: 2018
Country: US
MP3 album: 1620 mb
FLAC album: 1155 mb
Rating: 4.1
Other formats: MP3 DXD AIFF MOD VOC AAC AU
Genre: Rock

Love In Shadow comes crashing out of the gate with "The Task. SUMAC wastes no time churning out the meticulous bombardment of knotty riffage and dexterous drumming that drew cerebral metalheads to their early records, but at the moment when most bands would wrap up their song, the band pushes forward and the razor sharp delivery and dense polyrhythmic weave of instrumentation begins to crumble. The album also serves to highlight what some of the repercussions are for love that is scorned, suppressed or socially discouraged-we lash out against one another, our love turns to fear, we disparage ourselves, we try to fulfill the need for love through unhealthy means-and on a more destructive level, those in positions of power are compelled to annihilate and oppress.

Love In Shadow is the third studio album by American post-metal band Sumac. It was released on September 21, 2018 through Thrill Jockey. Like the band's experimental collaboration with Keiji Haino earlier in 2018, much of the album was recorded improvisationally. Love in Shadow will be followed by a tour of the United States in early 2019. Love in Shadow was met with mostly positive reception.

Mastered at Plotkinworks, Bethlehem, PA, Feb 2018. C) 2018 Sumac (P) 2018 Thrill Jockey Records. Matrix, Runout (A side, etched): THRILL 470 A Trutone Mastering NY Carl 3-18 29908. Matrix, Runout (B side, etched): THRILL 470 B Trutone Mastering NY Carl 3-18 29908.

Album Name Love in Shadow. Released date 21 September 2018. Labels Thrill Jockey Records. Music StyleAtmospheric Sludge. Members owning this album2.

Love In Shadow is the newest epic by mathy progressive sludge band Sumac. Sumac proved to be such an influential band here at Everything Is Noise that our two writers Jake and Tim couldn’t keep their hands off of it. So they split it among them, writing a (heavily) opiniated piece on them. While the overall album sounds bleak and incredibly heavy, the band seems to have put a lot of care and love into it. A wonderful masterpiece that is sure to be featured on my AOTY list. Sumac are one of those post-metal acts that feel like they have been around a lot longer than three years. With a few LP’s and one fantastic collaboration with Keiji Haino under their collective belt, they are back with their latest effort, Love In Shadow.

Love in Shadow was recorded with none other than Converge's Kurt Ballou at his recording studio God City. Since many of the surface level aspects of our being are often used as divisive tools to separate/alienate us from one another," Turner says of the record's themes, "the intent here is reveal that at our base level all humans desire and need to be loved and accepted for who they are, for just being. SUMAC, Love In Shadow track listing: 1. The Task 2. Attis' Blade 3. Arcing Silver 4. Ecstasy of Unbecoming.

Love in Shadow is their third full-length, an intensification of the improvisational, free-form touches explored on What One Becomes. Earlier this year, Sumac collaborated with Japanese artist Keiji Haino. Haino‘s abstract, free-form abstract, free-form approach to music heavily influenced Love in Shadow. At their core, Sumac are a huge sounding sludge band - the frilly airiness of Isis is replaced by punishing, incessant noise: a brick wall. And this is how the record starts. The Task begins mid-eruption. I cannot fault the idea behind this album. It chews all the formulaic tropes and stereotypes of post-metal, swallows them, and spits them out in a repulsive, wonderful mulch - a reformed freshness emerges in Love in Shadow. It may not be perfect, but it’s certainly unique and undeniably powerful.

Love in Shadow Opaquepink. LP (12" album, 33 rpm), Import. Sumac (Artist) Format: Vinyl. Page 1 of 1 Start overPage 1 of 1. This shopping feature will continue to load items.

Love in Shadow is a testament to perseverance in the face of uncertainty from a bandleader who has lived, worked, and loved by that ideal. Love In Shadow, Sumac’s fourth studio album in three years, features four songs occupying a side of vinyl each and brushes territory you’d hardly associate with its members’ other projects.

Tracklist Hide Credits

Disc One
1 The Task
Organ – Faith Coloccia
2 Attis' Blade 15:45
3 Arcing Silver 12:03
4 Ecstasy Of Unbecoming 16:50
Disc Two: WFMU (Japan Exclusive Bonus Disc)
1 Thorn In The Lion's Paw 7:57
2 Image Of Control 12:01
3 Rigid Man 10:04
4 Will To Reach 15:00
5 Hollow King 13:16

Companies, etc.

  • Recorded At – Robert Lang Studios
  • Recorded At – HOLC
  • Mixed At – Godcity Recording Studio
  • Mastered At – Plotkinworks
  • Mastered At – Trutone Mastering Labs
  • Mastered At – Record Technology Incorporated – 29908
  • Copyright (c) – Sumac
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Thrill Jockey Records


  • Artwork [Art], Design – A. Turner*
  • Bass [B] – Brian Cook
  • Drums [D] – Nick Yacyshyn
  • Engineer [Assistant] – Audrey Lowell
  • Guitar [G], Vocals [V] – Aaron Turner
  • Mastered By – James Plotkin
  • Mixed By – Kurt Ballou
  • Recorded By – Kurt Ballou
  • Recorded By [Additional] – A. Turner*


Bonus disc originally released as a cassette edition of 200 copies.
Engineered on August 17, 2016. Originally aired on Brian Turner's show, August 23, 2016

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 4988044041172

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
THRILL 470 Sumac Love In Shadow ‎(CD, Album) Thrill Jockey THRILL 470 US 2018
THRILL 470, Thrill-470 Sumac Love In Shadow ‎(2xLP, Album) Thrill Jockey, Thrill Jockey THRILL 470, Thrill-470 US 2018
THRILL 470, Thrill-470 Sumac Love In Shadow ‎(Cass, Album, Ltd) Thrill Jockey, Thrill Jockey THRILL 470, Thrill-470 US 2018
Thrill-470 Sumac Love In Shadow ‎(4xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Thrill Jockey Thrill-470 US 2018
THRILL 470, Thrill-470 Sumac Love In Shadow ‎(2xLP, Album, Ltd, Cle) Thrill Jockey, Thrill Jockey THRILL 470, Thrill-470 US 2018