Unleashing the debut album The Door this past October, Montreal’s Messora are excited to share the new music video for the album’s title track. Produced entirely by the band and a group of friends, the conception and production of the video was a massive undertaking for them.
«It is a collection of imagery and aesthetics meant to reflect and enhance the sounds and themes of The Door. We are extremely pleased and proud to be able to share it today». says vocalist/guitarist Zach Dean.
Formed as a solo recording project in 2016 in Montréal, Québec, Messora has become a band that obscures and challenges genres. To the band, the music comes as what feels best in the moment. To the fans, it is a kaleidoscope of sound that appears different at every glance and to every eye.
Messora has been described as Death Metal, Black Metal, Thrash Metal, Progressive Metal, Melodic Metal, and Doom Metal by fans and showgoers. The elements that make up the music may seem familiar to some, yet the whole remains a challenge to define.
The band knows how to set themselves apart from others musically as well as aesthetically, with showmanship and presentation second only to musical performance during their live show. They demand attention with their presentation, but keep it with the strength of their performance and musicianship. Having shared the stage with bands such as Carach Angren, Mors Principium Est, and Wolfheart, Messora always delivers, visually, aesthetically and musically.
During October 2019, Messora released their debut album The Door. The album shifts between genres, and creates a visceral atmosphere that can’t be confined to a single category, be prepared to hear death, melodic, doom, and progressive elements throughout the seven tracks on the album. Looking to challenge listeners, Messora presents an album that requires attention and an open mind, as Zach Dean quotes:
«I am trying to present fans with a record that you listen to front to back and come out of feeling different. Maybe not even different, maybe just more like yourself. The album as a whole is very varied musically while remaining focused and tight. It’s very clearly a metal album but you can hear that we want to go to different places and incorporate different influences throughout the record. Most of the songs are very long and have very complicated structures and changes, but it’s always meant to feel right and musical rather than abrupt and meaningless».
Any metal lover who craves proggy and dark music especially along the lines of Opeth, Psycroptic, and Gojira will probably find Messora to their liking.