For Lorna Shore, the triumvirate of songs at the heart of… And I Return to Nothingness are nothing short of an exorcism – and a plunge into something darker. From orchestral passage that opens the EP’s title track, straight into a bombast of blackened intensities and rampaging grandeur, these New Jersey-born extremists are back, rising from the askes like a Phoenix. Reborn and sworn to the dark. A coming fire that even the Lorna Shore faithful will be stunned by. As the world locked down in 2020, Lorna Shore plunged deeper into the creative instincts that initially made them a fixture in the extreme metal scene with landmark albums: 2015’s Psalms and 2017’s Flesh Coffin. Since then, they’ve twisted together influences and ideas ranging from the symphonic grimness of European black metal to death metal’s complex fatal sonic formulas and hardcore’s aural intensities. What Lorna Shore arrived at was a new level of blackened technicality and the next step in their darkside journey. Embellished with artwork by noted Polish painter Mariusz Lewandowski (Bell Witch, Fuming Mouth)… And I Return to Nothingness reaffirms Lorna Shore’s creative focus and intensity. The EP’s three tracks: “To the Hellfire”, “Of the Abyss” and the title track are proof that Lorna Shore isn’t just continuing their fiery legacy. They’re reigniting it and spectacularly setting their very legacy ablaze.