Sounds | Septicflesh, The Vampire from Nazareth
Ik ben fan van Metallica. Niet een beetje, maar al meer dan 30 jaar op de manier zoals een meisje van 13 fan kan zijn van Jusin Bieber 🤢. Een van de projecten die ik heel erg vet vind, is S&M - zowel de eerste als de tweede. Echter...ik ben bang dat er een mooie samenwerking aankomt.
In februari 2019 nam de Griekse symfonische death metalband Septicflesh een gig op in Mexico waarbij werd samengewerkt met meer dan 100 musici van het Symphonic Experience Orchestra, het Enharmonía Vocalis Choir en het National Nuniversity of Mexico Children's an Youth Choir.
In aanloop naar de release van het album en de dvd Infernus Sinfonica MMXIX op 31 juli a.s. heeft de band alvast een voorproefje de wereld in gegooid: The Vampire of Nazareth. Luister en aanbid, nondeju!
Luister ook: Martyr
SEPTICFLESH are painting an apocalyptic vision and make full use of their impressive musical palette consisting of death metal and orchestral colours on their tenth full-length, 'Codex Omega'.
From their alpha EP 'Temple of the Lost Race' that was released one year after their founding in 1990, the Greek musicians have pushed the limits of the metal genre and continued to explore new sonic path with every following release from their debut album 'Mystic Places of Dawn' (1994) to the stunning 'Sumerian Daemons' (2003), which have in the meantime all been re-issued by Season of Mist.
Yet SEPTICFLESH had clearly come into their own sound when they unleashed their celebrated comeback album after a five-year hiatus that re-charged their artistic batteries. 'Communion' (2008) offered a well-balanced amalgamation of metal elements that were freely drawn from the darker side of the genre including death, black, and gothic metal with epic orchestral arrangements. This symphonic excellence was based on guitarist Christos Antoniou bringing to bear the fruits of his academic studies of classical composition, which he passed with honours and distinction.
With a clear musical compass to navigate, SEPTICFLESH continued to explore their sound and the compositional possibilities of this new-found metal continent. 'The Great Mass' (2011) and 'Titan' (2014) saw the Greeks evolving at fast speed and at the same time gathering adherents as well as critical praise in ever growing numbers. Extended touring on both sides of the Atlantic and performances at about every important festival further consolidated the bands burgeoning status.
Although the biblical omega marks the end, SEPTICFLESH on the contrary reached their current peak with 'Codex Omega' (2017), an album that clearly witnesses the Greek visionaries having come to maturity and expert craftsmanship in every sense.
(Bron: Season of Mist)