Death Masks is the musical moniker of artist Andrew Maxson. Death Masks draws from an array of sonic traditions including drone, pop, avant-garde, industrial, minimalism, and heavy metal in an attempt to create a sonic narrative. The music strives to evoke a driving, contemplative, monolithic feeling.
Death Masks seeks to make music that both reflects a new mythology but still acknowledges its continuity with other narratives. Death Masks seeks to affirm the reciprocal nature of bestial cruelty and maudlin sentimentality, that sheer horror provides an excellent standard to judge all other experiences off of.
Death Masks have more music on their bandcamp page.
Art should reflect the artist’s vision for the world. The world this piece intends to create is shrouded in spectral lights and abysmal darkness, it is a world caught between bestial cruelty and yearning sentimentality. Darkness and Light exist on the same continuum, and art should be willing to reflect the spectrum, between sheer horror and radiant beauty. This album should be seen as an effort to that end.