Well, I didn’t expect I’d have to visit Rome to get one of the most satisfying injections of Gothenburg-style melodic death metal of the year, but that’s what Black Therapy have delivered via the song we’re about to premiere — “The Final Outcome”. It comes in the form of a lyric video.
The song is the title track to a new EP that will be released on October 17 by Revalve Records. The EP follows the band’s 2013 debut album, Symptoms of A Common Sickness.
You’d better limber up your neck muscles before listening, because “The Final Outcome” is a high-voltage gallop, with jolting verse riffs, a catchy-as-hell chorus, and the kind of rapidly swirling lead guitar melody that may cause you to form your hands into claws and lift them toward the heavens. To top off all this goodness, the song also features expertly crafted, hard-driving drums and vocals that are acid enough to etch glass.
Plus, the EP was recorded by Stefano Morabito (16th Cellar Studio), who seems to produce the majority of high-flying extremity to come out of Italy these days. Not surprisingly, the music sounds great.
photo by Francesco Lariccia
There are four tracks on the EP, including a cover of the Tears For Fears song “Mad World” (though it appears the band took their inspiration from the cover of the song that was included on the Donnie Darko movie soundtrack). For that “Mad World” cover, the fantastic Francesco Ferrini from Fleshgod Apocalypse makes a guest appearance on piano. This should be interesting.
Those who live within striking distance of Rome can hear the band will play all the new songs during the REVALVEMETALFEST I on October 17 at the Traffic Live Club. The EP is now available for pre-order at this location. You can learn more about the band and the EP via the following links — and then check out “The Final Outcome” after that.