With Halloween not far off, we offer a cinematic new track from Swedish horror flick-soundtrack enthusiasts, Anima Morte, perfectly suited for the season. The instrumental outfit—Fredrik Klingwall (keys), Daniel Cannerfelt (guitar), and Teddy Möller (drums)—are masters of creating mood and tension with their haunting, progressive compositions, utilizing strings and horns to augment their synth-heavy sound. “Seeds of Trepidation” is a slow builder that starts with subtle, nervous unease and gradually ascends to a blustery crescendo, like a late-October storm shaking tree limbs and scattering leaves.
The track was taken from the band’s latest full-length effort, Serpents in the Fields of Sleep, which was produced by David Castillo and Anima Morte, and engineered and mixed by David Castillo (with assistance from Iñaki Marconi) at Studio Gröndahl in Stockholm between October 2018 and May 2021. The record was mastered by Thomas “Plec” Johansson at the Panic Room. Serpents in the Fields of Sleep will be released digitally (just in time for Halloween) on October 28. It’s also currently available on CD and vinyl in multiple colors/variants packaged in a deluxe tip-on gatefold jacket, and can be ordered from Cadabra Records here.
Fredrik Klingwall had to this to say about the new track:
“‘Seeds of Trepidation’ brings the most progressive and dynamic tour de-force of melancholy and mystery from the album Serpents in the Fields of Sleep. Soaring themes keep twisting and turning to keep the listener on edge all the way to the epic resolution.”