Sounds | Erra, Divisionary
Na vorig jaar House of Glass en Snowblood te hebben uitgebracht, komt progressieve metalcore band Erra nu met het nieuwe nummer Divisionary. Technisch sterk, complex en melodisch. Misschien iets minder complex en vocaal meer melodisch dan de twee eerder uitgebrachte tracks, maar ook hiermee beloofd Erra alvast veel goeds voor het aankomende studio album.
Vocalist guitarist Jesse Cash over het nieuwe nummer: “It’s a song about our relationship to technology.The song is pretty on the nose and intentionally a bit tongue-in-cheek. It creates a sort of campy parallel between our phones and religion. In the song, technology is God and we are all zealous fanatics of the service it provides, which is distraction from our immediate realities, which is presence”.
ERRA verschijnt op 19 maart via UNFD.
‘Erra’ Determination and steadfast dedication have defined ERRA’s path, forging a unique connection with an ever-growing audience, without the advantages of traditional recognition. Monumental riffs and enchanting melodies litter the cerebral, immersive soundscapes powering each of the progressive metal merchant’s albums, culminating in a career-defining fifth, boldly titled "ERRA". The highly anticipated album sees its release on March 19 via UNFD, their first for the label. On "ERRA", the prolific metalcore progressives confront depression, anxiety and desperation throughout. The band take listeners on a near-out-of-body journey to Aokigahara, the infamous Suicide Forest of Japan; into episodic storytelling that would make Black Mirror writers proud; and into the literary works of Cormac McCarthy and Hubert Selby Jr. "ERRA" was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Grammy-nominated duo Carson Slovak and Grant McFarland. It’s a definitive mission statement for Cash, vocalist J.T. Cavey, drummer Alex Ballew, bassist Conor Hesse, and guitarist Sean Price, each of them already well-respected players revered for their inspiring technicality and raw, natural talent. The decision to self-title the album suits the themes of self-reflection and confrontation woven throughout the record’s mesmerizing 12 songs. “It’s clearly an evolution of the same band, it sounds like a record we wrote, but it’s such a big step forward from the last one that it seemed like the perfect time to self-title a record” Cash explains. “We wanted to give people who have been following ERRA the sense that we’re starting a new chapter, with something fresh”.