"I will not leave this place, be a reminder, that our home has not always been an empty world"
Back in 2010 in vocalist Manuel and drummer Nico founded DECAYING DAYS in Münster, north-west germany, to shape their musical passions in the rehearsal room. Some time and changes went by, until the release of the first demo-tape in 2013. Later in 2015 the current line-up with Daniel and Tobias on the guitars and Hannes on the bass guitar was consolidated.
Initially driven by the dark energy of finnish Death-Doom, the last two years of songwriting expanded the versatility of their universe of sound. Severe riffs and memorable Melodic Death Metal-melodies in ‘Waves of neglect’ accompany with endtime-elegies of ‘Empty world’ and progressive trips and acoustic-guitars are giving drifts of the 90ies-Opeth aesthetics. DECAYING DAYS are entering even more new terrain, when death-growls and polyphonic clean-vocals build a symbiosis in ‘A long way down’.
In collaboration with Jörg Uken (known for productions with God Dethroned, Dew-Scented among many others) the band spent a good time recording at the Soundlodge-Studio to finish their first album.
"Decaying Days tap into a melancholy that is not despairing but is beginning to wither in the face of perseverance. The German melodic death-doom act’s incredible debut spends all of its emotional time and effort in that moment where the man downed begins to rise again, with wounds still fresh but eyes and spirit alight. This is a place we’re all familiar with, and one that spurs on change for the better. Decaying Days rekindles the flames which made one stand up and dust themselves off, and while dreariness is the order of the day it never once enervates the spirit. This is a nostalgia trip, but not in the genre sense; instead, it’s a trip down one’s personal memory lane to the place where they decided to improve their life." - angrymetalguy.com