Malevolence are back in November 22, 2013 with their brand new studio album. On November 8, 2013 the third single Antithetical, the title track from the new album will be divulged to the public. The premiere marks the release of the last single before the album is released and the event is directly supported by 7 selected media services in 7 different Countries.
Antithetical is the follow-up to 1999’s Martyrialized that was recorded in FREDMAN Studio by Fredrik Nordstrom and received excellent praise all over the world. Nick Terry (Terrorizer Magazine, Editor), described it as “Complex, insidiously haunting and incredible hard edged. An extremely anthemic album topped by vocalist Carlos Cariano, undoubtedly in love with a superior lead line, rasping throughout all the compositions as a one-man New Wave of Portuguese Extreme Metal all to himself”.
Malevolence feels that Antithetical will surpass even this, “We are at a creative peak right now, and Antithetical as an album reflects that. Everything from the production, to the writing, to the performances are a step up from our last album”. Slithering and Devoured Unlimited, the two previously advanced singles exposed direct and in your face songs while Antithetical as an individual song expands further demonstrating another dimension. “Antithetical is one of our most forward thinking songs. We enhanced the contrast between elements from the progressive and the extreme metal fields to add another perspective to the whole album”.
Antithetical was produced by Carlos Cariano and recorded in 20M2SEA Studio by Paulo Pereira in Portugal. Mixed and mastered at WOODSHED Studio by V. Santura (Triptykon, Pestilence), the album counts with drummer extraordinaire Dirk Verbeuren (Soilwork, Devin Townsend) on the drumming patterns. “Working with MALEVOLENCE was extremely challenging, but in the end the album turned out great!”, said V. Santura. “I especially like the overall aggressivity and those few, but very delicate industrial elements – Quite special!”.
Malevolence formed in (Leiria) Portugal back in 1994. Since then the band has embarked on a remarkable musical journey, initially emerging as pioneers of melodic death metal music in their own Country and continually evolving over the ensuing years, always staying true to their original goal of creating forward thinking, meaningful, passionate and extreme honest music.
Antithetical is the sound of a band growing in every sense, moving further along their artistic path with a truly stunning musical vision.
2. Cult of the Everlasting
3. Devoured Unlimited
5. Equilibrium in Extremis
6. Exocortex Momentum
7. Mechanisms of Destructive Behaviour
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