We are very stoked over here on the upcoming March 17th self released and crowd funded “debut” from Alkaloid The Malkuth Grimoire. It’s just a massive musical statement out the gate for this underground group, a band featuring alumni from Obscura, Necrophagist, God Dethroned and Dark Funeral (to name a few). Album closer “Funeral For A Continent” is 12+ minutes of extreme progressive metal at its absolute finest, just a fearless array of musicianship, dynamics (“Orgonism” is moody like mellower Daylight Dies) and varied but generally extreme vocal styles.
There are liquid leads, tempos that shift like sands beneath your feet and passages of both utmost heavy as well as delicate balance. These dudes make it look easy and, like Allegaeon’s recent Elements Of The Infinite, seem quite concerned with scientific themes like the Dyson Sphere as well as traditional metal concerns like…”Cthulhu”, of course. But the production on this record is really superior to Elements as well as many other recent tech and prog records.
Pre-order and check the cover art out HERE.
Christian Martin Weiss – photo credit –