"Absolution | Emptiness was a classic case of laying the foundation of a band’s career and They Became the Falling Ash is the fucking mansion built on that blackened brick and mortar."
(ANGRY METAL GUY)
"It’s the emotional highs and lows that often feel forced for other artists that Ethereal Shroud conveys so brilliantly ... Ethereal Shroud has surpassed last year’s release in a way that is truly hard to put into proper words."
(BLACK METAL AND BREWS)
"They Became the Falling Ash is simply one of the best black metal albums of the last few years and should be listened to by anyone who loves the genre."
(THE SONIC SENSORY)
"This release is absolutely majestic. They Became the Falling Ash is a near-perfect example of depressive black/doom metal, and certainly one of the best releases to grace my ears this year."
(SPUTNIK MUSIC)
"On the surface, what Ethereal Shroud is doing might not seem impressive. A mix of atmospheric black metal and funeral doom, with some weirdly reverbed vocals and a kind of bedroom-ish ambient mix. Keep listening. Everything soon falls into place and suddenly there is no style, no mix, no vocals. There are roaring waters, howling winds, raging fires. The tracks build up in intensity and reach climaxes that send us soaring into vast skies. A sense of great urgency, coupled with restraint, to wait for that special moment. This is how you do this.
Oh, and also by writing and perfecting an album for 8 damn years, as Joe Hawker did, a young guy of just 22 winters, by the way. They Became the Falling Ash is a sophomore album, but it is already an accomplishment that very few can claim. It’s one of these really special albums. LISTEN TO THIS."
(AYLOSS from SPECTRAL LORE at NO CLEAN SINGING)
• VINYL VERSION TO BE PRESSED ON 2xLP
• GATEFOLD SLEEVE WITH BRAND NEW ARTWORK
• SONGS COMPLETELY RE-ARRANGED FOR THE VINYL VERSION
• UNRELEASED BRAND NEW BONUS TRACK RECORDED IN 2016
RELEASE DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED