Die Technical-Death-Metal-Giganten FALLUJAH aus San Francisco haben in ihrer fünfzehnjährigen Karriere noch nie so vital und intensiv geklungen. Auf ihrem atemberaubenden fünften Album “Empyrean”, das am 9. September bei Nuclear Blast erscheinen wird, zeigt sich die Band wie neu belebt, erkundet neue Klangwelten und greift Stilelemente früherer Alben wieder auf.


Mit einem überarbeiteten Lineup, zu dem Hauptsongwriter/Gitarrist Scott Carstairs und Mitstreiter/Drummer Andrew Baird gehören, sowie den neu hinzugekommenen Sängern Kyle Schaefer (ARCHAEOLOGIST) und Evan Brewer (ehemals ENTHEOS, THE FACELESS) befinden sich FALLUJAH auf einem kreativen Höhepunkt, der im modernen Death Metal nahezu unerreicht ist.

FALLUJAH - Rückkehr der Modern Tech-Deather

Zu “Empyrean” sagt Carstairs:
“After such an experimental expression [with ‘Undying Light’], we sat down to write ‘Empyrean’ completely refreshed and inspired, It was like the musical tension of the last decade had been released, and we were ready to achieve goals the band had originally set out for. ‘Empyrean’ is truly a return to form because we are doing what comes naturally to us, but with an intensity that we haven’t achieved in the past. We set out to create something that represents the band and its history in its purest form while also pushing our technical abilities further than we have ever gone.

Every Fallujah album has been a reflection of whatever ideas felt the freshest and exciting to us at that particular point in time. We’ve developed our own defined sound over the years, but on this album, our new members helped bring in some new perspectives. We incorporated new elements such as counterpoint and tempo changes but maintained elements integral to the band and even brought back techniques used in older records. At this point, it’s all about elegantly presenting the sound we have cultivated over the last decade.”

 

 

EmpyreanTracklisting:
1. The Bitter Taste Of Clarity
2. Radiant Ascension
3. Embrace Oblivion
4. Into The Eventide
5. Eden’s Lament
6. Soulbreaker
7. Duality of Intent
8. Mindless Omnipotent Master
9. Celestial Resonance
10. Artifacts

 


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