Δευτέρα, 22 Μαΐου 2017

Siberian - Through Ages of Sleep (2017)

Release: 30 June 2017
Through Ages of Sleep is Siberian's second theme-based album in their "Age Trilogy". The Swedish three-piece mixes influences from American sludge and Scandinavian metal and have created a unique wall of sound. The album is written and based on band members Gus Ring, Linus Marron and Daniel Eklöw own dreams during a 2 year period. Thanks to the wide spread of genres the band have captured many audiences from different scenes. Adding Gus Ring's powerful and haunting vocals with mixtures from traditional Eurasian folk music, makes Through Ages of Sleep an album with direct impact.
Returning to Joona Hassinen and his Studio Underjord to record Through Ages of Sleep was the obvious choice for the band, keeping the trilogy true to it´s core. Angus 'Angst' Norder (Witchery, Nekrokraft) recorded bass on all songs. Mastering were done by Brad Boatright at AudioSiege (YOB, Skeletonwitch, Converge) Mattias Frisk (Ghost, Vanhelgd, Miasmal) illustrated the album on oil panel with no guidance other than the dreams that were written down by the band.

Siberian is a heavy metal band from Linköping, Sweden that finds its influences mainly in the American sludge and post-metal scene. Mix that together with their Scandinavian background and you will start to get an idea of what Siberian is all about. Uncompromising walls of sound meet melody and melancholia. 
Siberian released their theme-based debut album Modern Age Mausoleum in 2014. It was the first chapter in Siberian´s 'Age Trilogy'. The album displays a dark view of the modern society and is strongly influenced by dystopian literature. The band followed the album release with several tours in Europe. As the tour cycle of the debut album came to an end the band had gathered substantial live experience after having played at clubs and festivals across Europe. Thanks to the wide spread of genres the band have captured many audiences from different sub-groups and developed into a fierce live act with the ability to enthral audiences.
During the two years after the debut, the band worked with the documentation of all their personal dreams. The material became the foundation of what was to become their second theme-based release in the trilogy named Through Ages of Sleep. The follow-up explores the subconscious mind in dreams and is portrayed both sonically and lyrically. The album takes Siberian a step further and sounds more mature and grown up compared to the previous debut. The band have stated in interviews that they shun away from any musical rules and focus only on writing what feels right. Which becomes very clear on the new record since there are no typical verse-chorus-verse structure. 

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