THE new wrest album could easily be the soundtrack to the collective healing process we all could use right now.

End All The days is due for release later this week...and not a moment too soon.

With a society seemingly unable to reconnect on a human level – whether due to the impact of the pandemic, or a more general social-media influenced degradation of courtesy – the idea of improving interpersonal relations is welcome in the extreme.

A band known for epic swells and provocative concepts, they follow up on their incredible 2019 debut, Coward of Us All.

And, with In End All The Days, they have produced a cohesive call to action that is both urgent and supportive.

The band's frontman Stewart Douglas described the album as the band’s most ambitious work to date, with a rawness of emotion he hoped fans would relate to.

“End All The Days is a sad album that sounds like it isn’t," he says. "The songs are very personal, perhaps the most honest we’ve ever written, but there’s a healing quality that comes from sharing these sentiments with others and finding that common point of connection with strangers.

"That emotional contact is why I’m making music, and what wrest is all about.”

“Bigger, louder and more ambitious than anything we’ve done before, it’s an album written to be played and sung back live.

"While End All The Days is undeniably melancholic, there’s still a thread of optimism throughout – that better days might just lie ahead, and together, we can make it out.”

The second wrest album begins in emphatic fashion with Kingdom and the title track setting the tone.

From there, we take a tour of the band's most recent singles in Second Wind and Bold and the mighty track Medicine, before reflecting with the powerful piano-led What About.

Undoubtedly, the most cutting track comes in the form of Repeating History – a beautifully-pained offering that builds to a tempest and fades at a disquieting whimper.

The final three songs, namely To Arms, Lost On You and The End of The World, pick up the pieces of the devastation and point ahead to the deliverance still within our grasp.

Make no mistake, these ten tunes are a catharsis for the times and commands attention. And, as an album should be, it must be experienced in full.

End All The Days, will be released on Friday, March 4, with an album launch show at Oran Mor in Glasgow on the same night.

After that, the band – made up of vocalist and guitarist Stewart Douglas, guitarist Stephen Whipp, bass player Craig Robertson and drummer Jonny Tait – have their eyes on Europe.

The four-piece will play an extensive slate of shows in 2022, including a UK-wide tour, Germany tour and debuts in Denmark and Switzerland.

Album artwork was painted in oil on canvas by band friend and Edinburgh-based artist Brett Neves, who interpreted the band's ideas on themes from the album – “a dark too heavy for the light, a light too bold for the dark”.

The original canvas is also being auctioned to raise money for Tiny Changes, from the band’s webshop at