AFFLICTION GATE (France) – Dying Alone (Death Metal)
The masters of pain-evoking death metal are back with a new epic. This is the band’s most evolved output by far, delving into deeply stirring, poignant leads, dark shades of melancholy, while remaining stoic and powerful, as one should, in their outer demeanor. The vocalist Herostratos narrates the truth of life with a bleeding voice, for all to hear and learn, as the music enacts its harsh dramatization. For ultimately, you are accountable for your own sins and you have to die yourself, alone, to enter either heaven or hell. ‘Dying Alone’ is an epoch in death metal circa 2016, one that witnesses a convergence of tangible, real life emotions, portraying once again and more elaborately, extreme music with pure anguish, struggle and bitter truth.