Candlewax – “Dimming Glow”


An ardent rock success from Delaware-based band Candlewax, “Dimming Glow” represents the debut single from their upcoming EP. Comprised of childhood friends who were formerly in a Baltimore-based thrash metal band, Candlewax represents a shift into more dynamic rock experimentation, and also a thematic representation of artistic renewal. “The EP touches on the experience of climbing out of that pit that gets you stuck in the past,” they explain. “‘Dimming Glow’ is particularly about the death of childhood, and a desire to feel that kind of excitement and joy in life again as an adult.”

“Dimming Glow” expands quickly into a heavy onslaught of guitars and a debonair vocal arrival: “I see your face in the dimming glow.” Bustling bass and momentum-filled guitars excite, as spoken-word suggestions build into a feverishly delectable chorus. “Cherish those souls who hold onto you,” a stirring final refrain lets out thereafter, exuding a contemplative vigor as pit-pattering percussion excels amidst bass-y resonance and a guitar send-off. Building with climactic vigor and meaningful thematic pursuits, “Dimming Glow” is a surefire success from Candlewax, whose forthcoming EP we’re anticipating.

This and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Emerging Singles’ Spotify playlist.

We discovered this release via MusoSoup, as part of the artist’s promotional campaign.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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