Aiwass, the Aleister Crowley-obsessed psychedelic doom project out of the American Southwest, has stretched beyond the soul-shaking soundscapes of its highly revered debut album Wayward Gods to deliver The Falling, a genre-bending experience with towering riffs, heart-wrenching melodies, layered instrumentation, and meticulous attention.
The Falling demonstrates marked growth in the Aiwass sound - a sonic tapestry that was already complex and mature enough to push 2021's Wayward Gods to No. 11 on the Doom Charts upon release. In The Falling, Aiwass reaches further outside the psychedelic doom template to incorporate influences from classical music, black metal, country, and other genres. "When I started The Falling," Aiwass founder and solo musician Blake Carrera says, "I felt like doom was getting played out. I didn't want to be another copycat. I wanted to be me. As a result, this album is much more exploratory and experimental."