“MOLOKEN take a swing at the ever-moving progressive sludge piÃ±ata, filling it up with generous helpings of post-metal and post-hardcore too. The result is a mélange of metal that leaves you feeling twisted, dirty, beaten down and decimated…” — MetalSucks
Following premieres with Cvlt Nation and Heavy Blog Is Heavy, Arctic Drones is currently streaming, All Is Left To See, the third long player from Swedish progressive sludge bringers, MOLOKEN, in its entirety.
A monolithic wall of dread and despair shrouded in sulfuric atmospheres and an overwhelming sentiment of desolation, MOLOKEN‘s All Is Left To See centers itself around a lyrical concept called mörkrets kärna (Swedish for “darkness core”), and serves as a veritable soundtrack to falling into a pit of misery, depression and paranoia, dragging down loved ones and trying desperately to make sense of it all. Could this be the end? All is left to see…
In a perfect 5/5 review, Skulls N Bones commends MOLOKEN‘s, “incredible, albeit disturbing, ability to tap into the deepest and darkest parts of human emotion,” adding, “All Is Left To See will make your hair stand on end.” SWNK.org recommends MOLOKEN to those, “who still miss Breach and can’t get along with the lighter sounds of Cult Of Luna…” Of the “I Dig Deeper” single, No Clean Singing commended the band’s “interesting and dynamic combination of ingredients – discordant guitar excretions, a heavy-grooved bass line, somersaulting drumwork, throat-ripping howls, haunted droning laced with eerie feedback – and in the midst of a generally bleak and harrowing atmosphere, a memorable melody.” Adds MetalSucks, “MOLOKEN take a swing at the ever-moving progressive sludge piÃ±ata, filling it up with generous helpings of post-metal and post-hardcore too. The result is a mélange of metal that leaves you feeling twisted, dirty, beaten down and decimated.”
Arctic Drones issues of the offering, “If you’re a fan of the heavier side of the spectrum of atmospheric metal, then this is the record for you. Positioning itself between travel companion and soundtrack to a post-apocalyptic flick, All Is Left To See is the first installment of a virtual trilogy inside the mind’s darkest and scariest sides.”
Check out All Is Left To See alongside an interview with vocalist/guitarist Kristoffer Bäckström courtesy of Arctic Drones at THIS LOCATION.
All Is Left To See is MOLOKEN‘s first studio offering in four years. Recorded mostly live by Pelle Henriksson at Tonteknik Recording (Refused, Breach, Cult of Luna, Meshuggah, Entombed), the record boasts thirty corrosive minutes of some of the band’s most eclectic, engrossing and traumatizing compositions to date and includes the stark and twisted cover renderings of Costin Chioreanu (Bloodbath, Paradise Lost, My Dying Bride, Ulver etc).
All Is Left To See will be released on CD and digitally in Europe on October 23rd, 2015 followed by a North American release on November 13th, 2015. For preorders point your browser HERE.