As avant death metal unit AZURE EMOTE‘s The Third Perspective full-length nears release through Selfmadegod Records this Friday, the entire album is now streaming early at Invisible Oranges.
AZURE EMOTE is the brainchild of vocalist Mike Hrubovcak (Monstrosity, Hypoxia, Divine Rapture) joined by guitarist Ryan Moll (Rumpelstiltskin Grinder, Total Fucking Destruction). The Third Perspective also sees drums provided Mike Heller (Fear Factory, Malignancy, Raven), bass from Kelly Conlon (Death, Pessimist, Monstrosity) who also played trumpet on “Three Six Nine,” vocals from Melissa Ferlaak (Therion, Plague of Stars, Echoterra, Aesma Daeva), violins from Pete Johansen (Sins Of Thy Beloved, Tristania, Morgul, Sirena), and keyboards by Jonah Weingarten (Pyramaze, We Are Sentinels, Teramaze). Additional guest guitars on “Loss” are provided by Mark English (Monstrosity, Deicide), and on “Dark Realms” and “Solitary Striving” by Bob Davodian (Divine Rapture, Randall Flagg).
“This is a meticulously crafted personal catharsis for me,” offers Hrubovcak. “Proceed with an open mind, as each song is meant to be its own unique acid trip within a labyrinth of dystopian atmospheres. Highly poetic and filled with symbolism, there are deeper themes here than your average metal album, so reading between the lines is crucial. Step outside the proverbial box and see things from a fresh perspective – The Third Perspective.”
Invisible Oranges writes with their advance stream of the record, “for over a decade, the band has been challenging listeners with an industrial, definitely avant-garde, and eclectic mix of death, doom, and black metal, plus jazz and prog. I mean, you can listen to their latest full-length The Third Perspective and, at every juncture, describe how the music feels at once familiar (grounded in some sort of subgenre) but also totally effortless and bespoke.”
Stream AZURE EMOTE’s The Third Perspective at Invisible Oranges RIGHT HERE.
The Third Perspective was recorded and mixed by Ron Vento at Nightsky Studios (Aurora Borealis, Imperial Crystalline Entombment), mastered by Dan Swanö at Unisound Studios (Edge Of Sanity, Bloodbath, Witherscape), and completed with artwork by creator Mike Hrubovcak (Visualdarkness.com), known for creating artwork for Megadeth, Six Feet Under, Avenged Sevenfold, Sinister, Grave, Mortician, Cattle Decapitation, and many more.
Selfmadegod Records will release The Third Perspective digitally and as a special slipcase CD on March 6th. Find preorders including new merch bundles and more in North America through Indiemerch HERE and internationally at the label webshop HERE.
Watch for an official video from the album and more to post over the weeks ahead.
Categorizing AZURE EMOTE into a specific genre is a difficult task with each album and song conjuring its own unique sound. Imagine a magic cauldron of death, black and doom metal boiling with elements of avant-garde, electronic, and progressive metal. Incorporated into this melting pot is a colorful spectrum of musical styles and elements such as the addition of violins, operatic vocals, keyboards, saxophone, trumpet, flute, harmonica, maracas, and more, to produce an array of eclectic soundscapes that morph together within a barrage of pummeling metal. The band unleashes a sonic masterpiece of musical devastation; their tertiary offering is an invigorating acid trip of extreme avant-garde metal that transcends conventional boundaries. Both puzzling and poetic, the band’s elaborate music paints an abstract picture of existential nihilism. Step outside the proverbial “box” with AZURE EMOTE‘s darkest and most powerful opus to date.