If Reverse Death (as the name of the band) sounds like a group of guys (or girls) who are getting out there to perform some kind of metal in any of its shape or form, nothing could be further from the truth here.
While the album cover doesn’t give much and could indicate music that could go in any direction, on its Stretching to Infinity album, this Seattle, Washington band goes to perform something that is much much closer to John Fahey’s impressionistic concept of Americana, its gentler side up front.
The group mainly sets down skeletal song structures and then adds tailored improvisational elements that combine the acoustic instruments with light electronic embellishments throughout. And while most of the tracks here are instrumental, the band adds vocals as the album progresses towards its end, adding along more tonal touches.
It all sounds like yet another form of ambient Americana many are talking about these days, but Reverse Death seems to be taking that freshly-coined genre to another level.