Rome-based melodic death metal outfit 5RAND is releasing their second studio full-length, “Dark Mother”, through Time To Kill Records tomorrow, Friday September 6th. But today they already share the album in full right here, for you to have a spin already. Get ready for some good stuff:
5RAND about “Dark Mother”:
“Dark Mother” aims to be a dismal portrayal of our current world. With this record we wanted to represent the deceitfulness, the hypocrisy and, ultimately, the corruption that our reality is rife with.
Delusional ego, self-illusion, ignorance, they have overwhelmed and drowned our emotions and conscience, taking us closer to a situation that, only a few decades ago, could have been seen just like a grim, apocalyptic prophecy about the destruction of Earth and the collapse of civilization.
We’re not paying attention to what’s really important for us anymore. We’re allowing falsities and deceivers to take us on a perilous journey. We’re disoriented, unable even to acknowledge the clear fact that right now we’re on the brink of self-extinction.
“Dark Mother” has been produced by longtime collaborator Marco Mastrobuono (FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE, HOUR OF PENANCE) at Kick Recording Studio and Bloom Recording Studios, while mastering has been handled by famous Swedish producer Jens Bogren (KREATOR, KATATONIA, AMORPHIS) at Fascination Street Studios. The epic album artwork has been designed by the talented Hans Trasid with layout by Roberto Toderico (SODOM, ASPHYX, PESTILENCE).
“Dark Mother” shows the band staying true to their diverse and catchy style, taking elements from melodic death metal and industrial throughout the album’s 11 tracks. The song “Silent Spring” features arrangements by Francesco Ferrini, keyboardist and songwriter of FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE.
Pre-orders available HERE.
Julia Elenoir – Vocals
Pierluigi Carocci – Guitar
Riccardo Zito – Bass
Andrea De Carolis – Drums