Jul 092013

Italy’s Fleshgod Apocalypse have debuted the first new song from their next album, Labyrinth, which will be released by Nuclear Blast on August 16, 2013 in Europe and August 20, 2013, in North America. The song’s name is “Elegy” and this is it (let us know what you think of it in the comments):


  1. I like it. I like it a lot. At the piano run (and the sheer awesomeness that follows it) about 30 seconds in is where I lost my shit.

    I understand some of the reservations thrown at it already (the cleans in the chorus are so subdued as to be unnecessary, and the mix is a bit lacking in the guitar department – and also a bit loudness-war-style) but I’m going to wait for a final, high quality listen before I make a final judgement on these things.

    Those climactic cleans, and that guitar solo, are sweetness indeed.

    • That comment about the mix has some merit, but as you say, this is a YouTube upload. A better quality version may erase that minor quibble.

  2. “The musical preference is subjective but not the skill.” The substrate with a choir accompanied the strong imprint makes “Elegy” a symphonic poem, also the growl is great which is really perfect. The track is smooth and cohesive, masterfully conceived in all that is present in these evocative 4:23 of pure genius and knows how to excite. Atmospheric, dramatic and imposing. Congratulations to these players who will perhaps become icons in the genre. Superb, although they actually deserve respect because they have already demonstrated what means play metal with passion and smart words (see themes). Sweet!

    • That was really well said, and I thoroughly agree. I’m loving this (I couldn’t listen to it when I wrote the post and am only now catching up).

  3. It sounds like a track off of Agony, which is not at all a bad thing.

  4. I’ll get naked to it.

  5. This track slays. Cant wait to hear the rest.

  6. Qapla’!

  7. I think it’s too full, way too much happening to really appreciate what they are doing. It drowns itself. You cant cram every single idea you have in one song of 4 1/2 minutes. Whether you make a song of 10 minutes to make everything work or you spread the ideas through different songs. It is impressive, but a little room to breathe would have made it better.

  8. Sounds okay on my little iPad 2 speaker (strangely enough). I like that then piano stuff is downplayed (at least for this track) as that wore out its welcome far too quickly on past material (less is more on that aspect).

    It’s “denseness” doesn’t bother me, as long as other tracks on the album have some room to breathe and it doesn’t become a suffocating experience.

    I’ve always preferred Hour of Penance and Hideous Divinity, this is closer to that, so a good thing 🙂

  9. Sounds like they kinda went the SepticFlesh route and made the symphonic (synthesized?) elements a bigger part of the songwriting. I like the idea, not so sure about the execution. Perhaps hearing it in the context of the album will help me form a fully “fleshed out” opinion (see what I did there?)

  10. There are climatic creacendos, and masterfully placed key riffs. You can tell the guitarists havemore skill than what they play but are purposely doing it for the atmosphere seemingly describing a journey. As a composer myself I really appreciate that. Job well done. I dig the passion.

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