Celestiial was founded by Tanner Anderson (vocals and guitar) as the bearers of a nature concept; the 2004 debut demo sees the Montana-born musician joined by drummer Timothy Glenn. The flowing waters, the perceptible sounds of an unspoiled natural environment are inserted into a somewhat sparse and repetitive but fascinating funeral structure, all apparently preparatory to the release two years later of Desolate North, a full length that does not show a substantial evolution of the coordinates already exhibited. In this sense, it is a confirmation of a compositional choice that continues to displease those who would have liked to hear something more varied and dynamic but, at the same time, is approved by those who find in Celestiial the ideal vehicle for joining with nature by giving it a role of guide and mother, in antithesis to the rapes suffered by man over the past decades. Not surprisingly, Anderson finds the perfect shore in another musician like Chet W. Scott, who pursues the same thought, and the result is precisely the 2008 split album with the Seattle musician’s Blood Of The Black Owl. Where Life Springs Eternal, released in 2010 on Scott’s own label, Bindrune Recordings-which has already sponsored Celestiial in previous works-represents the latest release for the band, which in the meantime has become a trio with the entry on bass of James Walton, at that time still in Agalloch, of which he has been a member since their beginnings. The album shows itself to be partially different from what has already been done, by virtue of a pacing that includes industrial cues combined with an approach veered toward ambient drone, which certainly does not make more usable a proposal in its own way very original, albeit aimed at a few intimates.

2010 – Bindrune Recordings