Fleshgod Apocalypse want you to get lost in their labyrinth with the Minotaur
Sometimes, a band gets you so excited that you don’t know what to do with yourself. Fleshgod Apocalypse are one of those bands for us here at The Monolith. The Italian symphonic technical death metal group have their new album. Labyrinth, coming out soon, and the hype train is rolling fast. I personally am nearly shaking with anticipation for it. Their last effort, 2011′s Agony, was a monstrous work that found the band catapulted into the spotlight, with headlining tours and high billing festival performances coming fast and furious (much like their music, really). I saw them live at Heavy MTL festival last summer, and they provided one of the best live shows of the entire festival.
One song from the new album, “Elegy“ has already been released, and it was a mere indication of the storm that the album contains within. As of Thursday, August 1st, a second song has been released in the form of a lyric video. The song provided is “Minotaur (Wrath of Poseidon)“. If anything, this new track is more ferocious than “Elegy” was. The guitar also is a little less buried, which is a good thing, helping to provide a fuller sound and more grit.
“Minotaur (Wrath Of Poseidon)” begins with a foreboding slow funeral march, but we all know that it’s going to ramp up in speed and intensity, and it doesn’t disappoint! Labyrinth is Fleshgod Apocalypse at their most dynamic and exciting. There’s no clean vocals to be found on “Minotaur“, instead the emotion is drawn from the powerful guitar solos and the impassioned screams of frontman Tommaso Riccardi as he commands the Gods to make the King pay for his betrayal.
The ante has been upped, and the die are cast; this album is going to rule.