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Archangel A.D.: With love letter to Tolkien….

Archangel A.D. - Casus Belli

Texas thrashers Archangel A.D. have released their song Beacons via Moshpit Nation. The song is from their upcoming album Casus Belli which will be released on July 23rd.

The band commented, «Beacons is a love letter to Tolkien. I (Justin) finally read the Lord Of The Rings trilogy this year and felt inspired to write a beefy song to commemorate my love for the series. Beacons is a THICK song that is sure to make you headbang. Please enjoy, BEACONS!».

Archangel A.D.’s sound is a powerful force comprised of high-speed riffs, shredding leads and dynamic vocals. Formed in 2015, the thrash metallers spent a few years performing live and developing their song writing before releasing the debut EP Warband in the summer of 2018. To date Archangel A.D. have toured and performed with the likes of EYEHATEGOD, Bobaflex, and Adrenaline Mob.With the pandemic putting a hold on live performances, and any studio recording, Archangel A.D. released a homebrewed acoustic single Priest of the Void in April 2020.

 Fast forwarded to January 2021 and studio recording for their new album Casus Belli began. Drawing on a wide array of musical and lyrical themes, the album delivers a powerful offering to the world of thrash whilst including Archangel A.D.’s individual sound. From the brawling bar fight fit for Lemmy presented in Bet on Death to the deeply intimate questioning of life and predeterminism in Door to the Moon, this album is a fantastic demonstration of ideological exploration through music.

Creative influences are drawn from a variety of sources; the inspiration for the track The Beacons are Lit will be instantly recognizable to fans of Tolkien. The traditional elements of thrash that make up the iconic sound have a prominent presence throughout the album. Distorted guitars produce the heavy, noisy texture to deliver the subgenre’s notorious aggressive tone. Archangel A.D. haven’t been afraid to diversify their tracks. Blood Of The Mountains brings an unexpected change of mood to the album with energetic Spanish guitar rhythms and soaring vocal harmonies carrying Spanish lyrics, whilst Door To The Moon presents a serene and haunting track, darkly beautiful with its deep lyrical subject matter.

Casus Belli dives between compelling worlds of inspiration. Archangel A.D.’s utterly ludicrous energy, combined with high speeds to produce an ear-splitting sound that has an immense impact. Whilst their genre mixing and haunting soundscapes dive deep into emotional depths, unveiling the other sides to their music. Casus Belli is a journey of emotional intensity and power; it is a sheer emotional rollercoaster, and one you’ll want to revisit again and again.     

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Om Ulf Backstrøm (5513 Artikler)
Mitt hovedfokus er musikk som er basert på progressiv tenking. Jeg er på ingen måte ensporet innen musikksmak, i likhet med intensjonen bak prog. Sjangerbegrepet er egentlig temmelig uinteressant annet enn til å gi en pekepinn om hva slags musikk det er snakk om i en anmeldelse. Jeg søker god musikk for å utfordre meg som lytter. God musikk til å trigge mine musikalske smaksløker, og til å sette i gang mine refleksjoner. Da er sjansen stor for at jeg utvikler meg og lærer, noe som bør være drivstoff for et hvert menneske. Fordi det å lære og utvikle seg er noe som tilfører livet en nødvendig porsjon "krydder". Slikt krydderet finner man blant annet i musikk. Ikke overraskende mener jeg at progressiv musikk har den fineste "smaken". På den annen side kan musikk med eller uten progressive elementer være godt nok til hverdags. Til fest derimot holder bare rendyrket prog! Må jo også få med at jeg rimelig kritisk, og jeg mener at det lages mye prog som er i beste fall uinteressant, og faktisk mye som er pinlig dårlig. Heldigvis oppveies dette av ekstremt dyktige aktører som for eksempel: Flower Kings, Mostly Autumn og White Willow, for å nevne noen tilfeldig valgte.
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