We have been waiting, not so patiently, for the first music from King, the fourth studio album by Italy’s Fleshgod Apocalypse, and now we have it. The name of the song is “Fool“, and it will be individually released as a digital single on January 1.
It’s no secret that I’ve been a huge fan of this band for years, and am therefore probably predisposed to like whatever they do next. But having made that confession, I’m really digging this new song. It’s fast, furious, and bombastic, with touches of the symphonic keyboards and high, theatrical clean vocals that we’ve come to expect. But the song also punches damned hard, with a clear production quality that lands those punches with palpable death metal force.
On top of that, the song includes a fluid guitar solo I thought was quite enjoyable.
The song has arrived along with this statement from the band:
“‘The Fool’ is one of the craziest songs of the album and we felt like it was a perfect way to let people approach our new work. It’s a song without compromises and because of the character it is about, we had the chance to get into a profound matter that concerns us all.”
I’m sure many of you will have some opinions about how this song compares to the band’s previous releases, and by all means share them in the Comments.
King will be released by Nuclear Blast on February 5, and it’s now available for pre-order HERE.
P.S. Word has it that the entirety of King recently appeared for streaming on Spotify. I can’t confirm this, but suspect the stream won’t last for long — if it’s even still available now.