Am not a smart man by any means but I get the messages of existentialism and the hopelessness of the mind, which, is superbly conveyed in the vocals and music of A.
Favorite track: Enslaved by existence.
French multifaceted, post-black metal band Decline Of The I will release their third studio album titled "Escape" on the 27th of July via Agonia Records. In anticipation, the band has revealed a new music video for the edit version of the track "Je Pense Donc Je Fuis". The video is available here: youtu.be/HGLNjH7y7us
"Escape" is the last part of a concept trilogy inspired by the works of the French surgeon and philosopher Henri Laborit, whose works included brain studies. The lyrics and their hidden message play an important factor in the band's music, which can be described as black metal with an adventurous edge and a wide range of musical influences, varying from electronic and industrial to orchestral elements. The band is led by a multi-instrumentalist, A - a skilled musician, who's been a part of the metal scene for over 20 years, during which he played in bands such as Vorkreist, Merrimack, Neo Inferno 262, Malhkebre and Diapsiquir. Decline Of The I is his personal approach on dark music and his spectrum of roles in the band ranges from vocalist, to guitarist, bassist, keyboardist and programmer. A is accompanied by musicians of Merrimack, Anus Mundi, Temple of Baal, Eibon and Drowning fame.
The band commented: "After a heavy and neurasthenic first chapter, and an epileptic, dirty and violent second one, here's the last part of the Decline of the I’s trilogy: Escape. It’s now time to leave, to avoid this perpetual aggression of the outside world. All the other reactions leaded to a dead end. Running away is the only possible move for the subject to preserve its entity. There are many forms of escape: madness, suicide, technology, spirituality. This third album explores all of them. Musically, it’s the synthesis of all the previews works; it's contemplative and slow but also very fast, dark and brutal".
"Escape" will feature six varied, original compositions (including the full, 12-minute version of "Je Pense Donc Je Fuis") replete with artwork from David Fitt, who also filmed the video for "Je Pense Donc Je Fuis". "Escape" was recorded, mixed and mastered at Blacksun Recording by Junior Rodriguez.
Why do people like this music? Because they hate how it carries them away? How it transfers sound into inner peace? How it is right on, as a combination of all right sounds and tempo; like a violent peace that it is?
I just don’t know. FakeFur777
A corrosive mix of death, doom, psychedelia, and black metal, the Portland quartet’s debut full-length is a bona fide underground monolith that shapeshifts with each listen, all while maintaining its essential heaviness. Bandcamp Album of the Day Feb 1, 2019