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Sounds | Caliban, Dystopia (feat. Christoph Wieczorek of Annisokay)

Een paar weken geleden kondigde de Duitse metalcore band Caliban, met hun single Ascent Of The Blessed, meteen de komst van een nieuw album aan. Deze week maakten ze via een nieuwe single Dystopia – wat tevens ook de titeltrack is – bekend dat de release van het album gepland staat op 22 april.

Het nieuwe nummer klinkt niet slecht en heeft misschien wel alle typische metalcore elementen. Net daarom komt het voor mij weinig vernieuwend over. Wel gaat het na een drietal keer luisteren erg catchy klinken. Zou dat de bedoeling zijn van deze titeltrack?

Dystopia verschijnt op 22 april 2022 via Century Media Records.

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Andreas Dörner (vocals) comments the track: “’Dystopia’ is about the world being fake. Who are you in this world, or especially in the technological / digital age behind our screens where you can be anyone. The song is feat. Christoph Wieczorek of Annisokay on vocals.”

The approach to “Dystopia” was instinctive and organic. The result was simply darker and heavier. A state of the world address and a sign of these locked-down times. The band members worked in relative isolation, not being able to meet up for writing sessions. Ideas were passed around via the internet. Yet, the anxiety and angst they were all feeling came through. Hence the opening line of the album title track and war-cry: “Welcome Dystopia – Come show me who you are!” Amidst the anger and sonic wreckage, there’s still a ghost of hopefulness as the band searches for identity, solidarity and ultimately rising from dystopian ashes. “Dystopia” was produced by Benjamin Richter (Moonspell, Emil Bulls) and guitarist Marc Görtz as well as co-produced by Callan Orr (Dream On, Dreamer). The eye-catching artwork was crafted by the creative team of Season Zero that already did “Zeitgeister”.

(bron: Century Media Records)


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