Having released arguably the best out of their 3 full-lengths on 2015’s The Color Clear, progressive metal band Reflections sadly went on an indefinite hiatus in 2016. While the band initially was unclear about future plans (only saying that they would be “taking a step back from touring“), hiatuses are rarely good for the immediate future of a band. That being said, the new styles of music that Reflections explored on The Color Clear (some of the tracks bore a distinct post-black metal, for instance) really showed the kind of musical talent the Twin Cities band had.
While we don’t have any snippets of what the new material will sound like just yet, Reflections vocalist Jake Wolf recently took to Instagram to discuss the writing process for the new songs, saying that the writing for the new record “has been very different this time around”. You can view the rest of the post below.
the last few months have been very busy, but today i set up and played my kit for the first time since I moved in November. writing the music for the new reflections record has been very different this time around. there has been a lot of experimenting and trying things we’ve never done before. at the same time, we’ve also revisited some things that in a way we had left behind. we started writing this album almost immediately after returning home from recording The Color Clear. it’s hard to believe that so much time has gone by already, but i am very happy that we’ve decided to take our time writing as opposed to trying to get something out as quickly as possible. your patience with us over this past year is appreciated beyond words. while we have expressed minor details about our situation, i know some people still have questions about what happened. i will explain everything in time and hope that it can all be nothing but good news. almost done writing. then on to re-tracking 王