Intense and enigmatic, the Carl Stacey Project’s new track, ‘Blood and Ice’, sets a tone for the upcoming LP, ‘Pareidolia’ – named after the phenomenon of perceiving patterns where none exist.
‘Blood and Ice’ plays straight into that concept and it’s an ominous, early shadow of what’s to come; it’s a sprawling and imposing piece that’s mysterious, threatening and a satisfying slice of progressive rock.
Dark, atmospheric, and filled with technical riffage, ‘Blood and Ice’ is a powerful introduction to the eponymous multi-instrumental progressive rock solo project with metallic heft from an already prolific musician.
Performing in various Tyneside bands including the acoustic rock Stone Lights and technical metallers Didact, Stacey’s experience and work ethic shines through; pairing moody, explorative instrumentals, deep stomping bass, and savage blast beats that drive this aggressive yet explorative prog-metal piece to intriguing heights.
‘Blood and Ice’ is available to stream on YouTube now.