The mighty Fleshgod Apocalypse have uploaded a not very mighty but pleasantly amusing new trailer for their forthcoming album Labyrinth, which we can tell you (in more detail soon) is a killer.
You will see quotes from unexpected sources, 100% not made up of course, plus some acoustic strumming, plus studio karaoke (or could it be a cover?), plus a few words from the band, plus a bit of ass-ripping Labyrinth music.
That’s really all I have to say about this. Watch and listen after the jump.
I know it’s too early to say but “Labyrinth” probably will be a killer record. “Elegy” left us something wonderful to listen and I loved the acoustic music too in the first minute about the trailer. I hope for more music in the next days. You’re right, Fleshgod Apocalypse are mighty!
The acoustic music comes from an interlude called “Prologue”, which is a huge change of pace from everything else, and very nice.
I only know the last album but friends say they were far less or not symphonic at all on their earlier material (along with being more technical). I’m too lazy to investigate, so what say you ?
Well, in my memory they’ve always had some orchestration and classical or piano passages, but I think it’s fair that the symphonic aspect of the music has become more dominant over time. The new album is like a melodic death metal opera — lots of heavy orchestration, operatic female vocals, piano, choirs, plus completely off-the-hook drumming, jabbing riffs galore, great guitar solos, and ravening harsh vox. Bombast + brutality. There are two tracks that are subdued classical instrumentals, but the rest of them are overwhelming.
I recommend you to listen their first full-lenght known as “Oracles”. Actually they have a personal sound that makes hard bring them back to a single formula. The riffing with the structures of the songs is like a “machine gun” style, for eample:”Infection of the white Throne” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUsxdJRuLuU and also “As Tyrants Fall” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yWVvQ9zLh0M
In other songs there are groovy and midtempo solutions, another examples: “Requiem In SI Minore” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRFPwhUGUP4 and “Retrieving my Carcass” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipWdD__NMzc
The stylistic predominant in all the traces of “Oracles”, however, remains the curious neo-classical vein is present in most of the melodies taken, which in some cases are also supported by short openings orchestral and piano inserts. Basically, along with excellent technical support and proven efficiency of songwriting, this is the primary characteristic of the quartet, which manages to combine a very intense and brutal death metal a rather refined sense of melody, but it never takes the upper hand on the matrix death. I wish you a good listen, this album really deserves your time!
Very nice summary of the band and of Oracles.
Fair to say that Agony was dominated by symphonic aspects, as opposed to Oracles and Mafia (which i consider superior). Wouldn’t mind if they toned down the symphonic elements a bit.
More Lionel Ritchie please 🙂
I actually loved that cover. I’d vote for more too (though not on an album).
Well I’m certainly stocked.
Thank you, seriously I think that “Fleshgod Apocalypse” with their musical intelligence are able to raise the quality about the metal they suggest us. Personally, and hoping not to be blasphemous with “Agony” they have achieved the greatness about a record known as “Enthrone Darkness Triumphant” even if “FA” music have his own personality. The Italian stallions during the presentation of the new “Elegy” said they went down to to core of the music, indeed, the new track shows how they beautifully succeed. Now I wait for new music from “Labyrinth” and for your rewiew too, by the way, I really enjoyed the post about “The Art Of The Review”. I choose these latter words to advise you this german band called “Noneuclid”. They have only one album entitled “The Crawling Chaos”, check them out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v69L0sx-rUQ
Thank you for the recommendation of Noneuclid (I love their name already). And you will see a review of Labyrinth here very soon. 🙂
Noneuclid is pretty interesting; though I don’t consider them anywhere near as exciting as Fleshgod musically. They are definitely more technical, however; their bassist is also in Obscura!
The rest are all in Dark Fortress as well.