Resistance Darkwave Ceremony Shadows Well, ain’t this quite a fun little bop of a goth / darkwave track? Ceremony Shadows describes themselves as making ritual darkwave, but this is not to be confused as a fusion of what typical ritualistic music includes. The tribal drums and ethereal ambiance that permeates what is usually construed as ritualistic in our darkened scene is not there; rather, we get a rhythmic electronic track with the trappings of your typical darkwave dance single, but one that’s also quite catchy. Resistance by Ceremony ShadowsThis three-and-a-half minute banger begins off with the primary bassline we’ll be hearing throughout the track; a good, four-on-the-floor rhythm that’s not too bass-y, but something rather chill in atmosphere. Bouncy yet relaxing, like something I’d listen to on a long night drive. The structure of the song is the standard; chorus-verse-chorus-verse, so-on-and-so-forth. This is broken up with two sets of vocals: smokey vox like a dealer sitting at a vignetted table, more of a robotic voice somewhere in between, and sometimes a combination of the two. The effect is great matched with the background beat. Something eerily near-future about the whole shebang, as well. I’m not really sure where Ceremony Shadows are headed next, but I’ll likely be following right behind them as they’ve caught my attention.  450
Brutal Resonance

Ceremony Shadows - Resistance

8.0
"Great"
Released 2024 by Off Label
Well, ain’t this quite a fun little bop of a goth / darkwave track? Ceremony Shadows describes themselves as making ritual darkwave, but this is not to be confused as a fusion of what typical ritualistic music includes. The tribal drums and ethereal ambiance that permeates what is usually construed as ritualistic in our darkened scene is not there; rather, we get a rhythmic electronic track with the trappings of your typical darkwave dance single, but one that’s also quite catchy. 


This three-and-a-half minute banger begins off with the primary bassline we’ll be hearing throughout the track; a good, four-on-the-floor rhythm that’s not too bass-y, but something rather chill in atmosphere. Bouncy yet relaxing, like something I’d listen to on a long night drive. The structure of the song is the standard; chorus-verse-chorus-verse, so-on-and-so-forth. This is broken up with two sets of vocals: smokey vox like a dealer sitting at a vignetted table, more of a robotic voice somewhere in between, and sometimes a combination of the two. The effect is great matched with the background beat. Something eerily near-future about the whole shebang, as well. 

I’m not really sure where Ceremony Shadows are headed next, but I’ll likely be following right behind them as they’ve caught my attention. 
Apr 17 2024

Steven Gullotta

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I've been writing for Brutal Resonance since November of 2012 and now serve as the editor-in-chief. I love the dark electronic underground and usually have too much to listen to at once but I love it. I am also an editor at Aggressive Deprivation, a digital/physical magazine since March of 2016. I support the scene as much as I can from my humble laptop.

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