Light Bearer


Formed in 2010 in London, United Kingdom, Light Bearer is an all encompassing DIY art, music and narrative project, based around a story written by their vocalist, who drew influence from the writings of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy, John Milton's Paradise Lost, and the Book of Genesis. Despite the subject matter, their lyrical content is aggressively anti theist, pro feminist and anti speciesist. It is an allegorical tale which directly deconstructs and derails monotheistic mythology, attacking religious ideology which has created oppressive cultural norms around gender, sexuality, race, species and progressive thought. The band play a mixture of melodic post-hardcore, progressive metal, post-rock and ambient atmospheric drone. The songs are structured specifically to follow the narrative and therefore peak and trough in equal measure, mixing screamed desperate vocals with sung passages. The story is split into four main parts, collectively known as the Æsahættr Tetralogy, the first is Lapsus, and subsequently Silvertongue, Magisterium and finally Lattermost Sword. The narrative begins with the casting out of the protagonist Lucifer, an angel so loyal and in love with god that he could not submit when asked to bow before humanity, personified as Adam. For this act he is banished from heaven. Here he questions the Allfather - an entity who claimed the universe as his own. In doing so he realises his master has lied, and vows to reach out from his desolatio...

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