As you can see, Mark Erskine of Erskine Designs has created cover art for the debut album by Fall of Seraphs that’s guaranteed to seize attention with its colorful rendering of supernatural monstrosity and fiery, storm-tossed chaos. It really is the kind of eye-catcher that’s likely to pull listeners into the record, even those who know nothing about the music. But more than that, it also provides a great match for the kind of death metal this French band have created on this debut album, which is both dazzling and monstrously malignant.
The album’s name is From Dust to Creation, and like the title it flips lots of things on their heads. The music is brutish in its skull-busting thuggery and as hostile as rabid wolves, but incorporates the kind of guitar work that spins heads and sends them shooting off into the stratosphere, and the band blend it all together with a vivid sense of dynamism and infectiousness in the songwriting.
You’ll learn that for yourselves through today’s premiere of the album’s fifth track, “Psychotic Troubled Senses“. Continue reading »