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Album Premiere: Somniate – ‘We Have Proved Demise’

Album Premiere: Somniate – ‘We Have Proved Demise’


Somniate band photo (by Martin Štembera)

Somniate (picture by Martin Štembera)

Again in 2020, Czech black steel cult Somniate launched their debut LP. As an introduction to their sound, The Meyrinkian Slumber revealed a band who explores the peripheral shadows of black steel. However as an idea album it displays Somniate’s tastes even additional. Their debut was impressed by the seminal magical realism of Gustav Meyrink’s The Golem. Like that creator, they toy with the expectations of their artwork type with a singular imaginative and prescient of blackened steel. Now Somniate return with a brand new hallucinatory and literary album, entitled We Have Proved Demise. As we speak Decibel completely streams the album a pair days forward of its Lavadome Productions launch.

We Have Proved Demise emerges from a nebulous fog of distorted guitars. However throughout the primary two tracks, Somniate strategy black steel with dream logic and nightmarish tones. That’s becoming, contemplating the idea album’s supply materials is the notoriously surreal post-apocalyptic novel In Watermelon Sugar by Richard Brautigan. Like that story, this album encourages reflection on the horrors that await in a supposed utopia. “The Statue of Mirrors” banishes the band’s heady and chic black steel for a vicious opening snarl of dissonant hell. A observe later, “Black Soundless Sugar” is a multi-chapter composition with a shocking mouth harp contribution from vocalist Zdeněk Klekner. Drummer Tomáš Mařík impressively guides the album from shadow to shadow, main the blazing guitars from Marek Štembera and Aleš Vilingr by lantern via the album’s wastelands.

The album was combined and mastered by Woodshed Studio’s V. Santura, who has additionally deconstructed heavy genres with Triptykon and a multi-decade reign in Darkish Fortress. With Santura on the helm, Somniate banish black steel orthodoxy to a bottomless pit. Even when the title observe screams to a cease to shut the album, it bristles with a definite power. Without delay uncooked and primal whereas additionally reaching an elevated sense of marvel, We Have Proved Demise is a singular file dying to be heard by each jaded metalhead.

The album’s promotional textual content begs the listener to think about the themes explored within the lyrics. “On the wings of cruel however skillfully crafted black steel, Somniate brings you a narrative from a world the place the solar shines a unique coloration every single day. A world about which no person is bound whether or not it ended for good or was born anew. A quiet group, undisturbed by the previous issues of recent man, thriving in nature but within the shadow of an previous civilization. A metropolis as soon as swallowed by the apocalypse. Unconditional happiness or madness? Peace or lethargy? Stillness or dying? There are males who enjoy love and compassion, and there are those that drink the our bodies of the useless. Their paths are sure to collide.”

Press play beneath and drink from the unusual darkish waters of Somniate’s We Have Proved Demise beneath.

Pre-order We Have Proved Demise from Lavadome Productions HERE

Observe Somniate for information and updates HERE



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