WIZARDS OF WIZNAN - No Light Has No Shadow


Album: No Light Has No Shadow

Genre: Atmospheric blackened sludge metal

Release Date: September 29th, 2023

Country: Switzerland

Label: Argonauta Records


Switzerland might not be the first country that comes to mind when thinking about atmospheric blackened sludge metal, but with WIZARDS OF WIZNAN, the alpine country has a strong representative in this niche. Founded in 2019, the five-piece now unleash their first album, “No Light Has No Shadow”, which is a misanthropic exploration of the human condition, dealing with loss, illness and death. 

The atmospheric opener "Seed of Light" gives me strong King Buffalo vibes first, but soon they go further by laying a moaning guitar over it before the relentless growls take over. They let the album grow by building up mighty, distorted soundscapes with a slow heaviness that intensifies the gloomy mood, but also come along with some surprising changes in tempo or amazing guitar solos in between. There’s something wilful into WIZARDS OF WIZNAN’s music, making me feel the wild gorges and forests of their home country, and introducing them in an impressive way.

Written by Katha (originally for The Progspace)


1. Seeds of Light

2. Absolute Void 

3. Feed the Fire 

4. La Sorcière du Végenand 

5. Reign 


Robin "Mollo" Délèze - Bass / Vocals

Ludovic "Moozoo" Bornet - Drums

Adrien "Supersec" Bornet - Lead Guitar

Marc "Mårg" Bourban - Rhythm Guitar, Vocals

Kévin "Sanche2" Sanchez - Guitar and Synth