Not straying far from his most notable roots, Fredrik ”North” Norrman founded TheNighttimeProject –
a pleasantly nostalgic road for those more familiar with his work in Katatonia. Their first self-titled album sees the light of the day in Jan 2016 and receives standing ovations from the press.
Second album ”Pale Season” melds a haunted mix of alt, progressive and post-rock, neo-gothic metal, doom and subtle psychedelia into an assured set of hook-strewn songs that find peace in the depths of inner turmoil.
Throughout, vocalist/guitarist/producer Alexander Backlund tempers emotive choruses of melodic light with a disaffected worldview, supported perfectly by ghostly electronic textures, lush keyboard adornments and the full-band telepathy of musicians at the top of their game. ”Pale Season” culminates in a guest vocal performance of powerful beauty from Heike Langhans(Draconian,ISON) on the penultimate epic ”Signals in the Sky”, where the rich thematic content of this striking album coalesces into a doom-infected totem of perseverance
and wounded defiance.