Isle Of The Cross is a progressive death metal band led by composer and multi-instrumentalist Je Schneider, infused with a blend of the avant-garde realms of extreme, symphonic, melodic redemptive extremities and technical death-metal. The band have a new video The Wolf off debut album Excelsis.
A dead carcass inside a mortal being is that of the lofty man, who radiates holiness in his own eyes and bleeds his children of their youth.
I would say to you.
Abandon your Sanctuary.
Your haven of pride.
It’s not too late.
The debut full length Excelsis is a concept release based on a tale of two lovers amidst betrayal, murder and their search to reunite in the afterlife. From the immediate and vicious thrust of the opening track Sacrifice the listener is quickly catapulted into an enigmatic journey of sonic power.
From the furious to the melodious opuses on the album, the listener is enveloped in a dynamic exploration until the very end. At the heart of Isle Of The Cross is the conveyance of depth, poignancy, and redemption through the endurance of tragedy.
The band explains in further detail:
«The two Wolf tracks take a little diversion from the storyline on the album in order to pay homage and deliver a message to a small parish that celebrated its 50th anniversary this year».
«The Wolf, Pt I. Invocation is an octagonal ritual where the leader welcomes and initiates the obliteration of the innocent minds of children. The Wolf, Pt II. Sanctuary is a direct message to the small parish previously mentioned and quite timely as they celebrate their 50th anniversary this year».
«Though it truly is a universal message to all leaders and followers of religious sects and cults who are so violently overcome by their own self-righteous pride and arrogance; having a form of Godliness and blindly believing through their own willing enslavement that they are actually serving God».
«One of the cardinal sins in the world and one radicals’ are highly fond of, is the brainwashing and tormenting of an innocent mind; especially that of a child. Though redemption is never too far of a reach for any of us and so of utmost importance is the closing monologue».