Where I Go When I Am Sleeping is a sombre sophomore album from Welsh melodic hardcorers Casey, with intensely personal lyrics and instrumentation that perfectly supports the vocal delivery to add another element to the record from opener Making Weight’s goose-bump inducing, heartfelt track that hooks the listener in with the focus on the lyrics and calm vocal delivery to Wavering’s headbanging energy and anger. The Funeral combines melodic cleans and guttural screams to add another depth to the track. The titular track Where I Go When I Am Sleeping is a three minute instrumental interlude, with a focus on drummer Max Nicolai, a feature that is prominent throughout the album, in the times that the instrumentation calms, the drums fill the space. Bruise is one of my favourites of the record with a combination of angst and emotion. Wound cuts deep with a spoken word section that is raw, personal and honest, something echoed in the lyrics throughout the record including single Phosphenes.
The record tells the story of frontman Tom Weaver’s physical and mental health battles in brutal honesty with raw emotions and instrumentation by talented musicians that adds another layer to hook you in to the journey. Another top effort from Casey!