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Sounds | Marianas Rest - Sirens (ft. Aaron Stainthorpe)

Met hun nieuwe single gaan de Finnen wat meer de melodic doom toer op. Denk Swallow The Sun, zij het net iets minder hartverscheurend en pakkend, toch in de rustige passages. Dat kan ermee te maken hebben dat ik Jaakko Mäntymaa enkel uncleane parts hoor doen en dus minder dat contrast voel dan bij collega Mikko Kotamäki (dat diepe, donkere is bijna niet te evenaren). Ik vroeg me aanvankelijk af welke passages juist door Stainthorpe (My Dying Bride) worden ingezongen: hun screams lijken verdikke goed op elkaar. Het antwoord zat echter in de pr tekst: hij leent hier enkel zijn (verhaal)stem uit.

Auer verschijnt op 24 maart 2023 via Napalm Records.

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"With this song and Aaron as a perfect ally, we shall present the complex and fragile balance between light and darkness. My Dying Bride is one of the biggest influences for all the members of Marianas Rest, so this is clearly a big deal for having such a legend collaborating with us on this closing track of our new album." Singer Jaakko Mäntymaa reveals: "Sirens is the last request for one more try to change things when the end is closing in. It’s about accepting the fact that even though you try your best, things can still go to hell. When that happens, at least you’ll go down with pride.”

Bassist Niko Lindman adds: "Sirens plays an essential role as a closure of the album. Musically and lyrically it creates a mood similar to the ending credits of a movie. It leaves you to listen to the last echoes of a sad story. We are also beyond words to have the stellar Aaron Stainthorpe as the narrator to end it all.”

Hailing from the coastal town of Kotka, Mariannas Rest embodies the Finnish melancholy and sadness of a cold, harsh winter landscape with absolute perfection. Formed in 2013, the six-piece with Jaakko Mäntymaa on vocals and Omnium Gatherum’s Aapo Koivisto on keys took the heavy music scene by storm with the release of their impressive 2016-debut, Horror Vacui. Now, just in time to celebrate their 10th band anniversary, Mariannas Rest unleashes eight new tracks that couldn’t be more multifaceted.

Songs such as first single 'Diseased' prove that death metal does not always need fast-paced riffage and thunderous blast beats - Mariannas Rest spice up their dark mood with a heavy dose of doom and a significant black metal touch, to deliver a colossal sound and new piece of pure art!


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