Invisible Oranges is hosting the premiere of “Resting Place,” the epic new single by Washington, DC-based progressive post-metal trio, MYOPIC. The song comes from the band’s self-titled debut LP, set for release in November through Grimoire Records.
Featuring eight tracks and more than fifty-five minutes of expansive material, the long-awaited album fulfills the progression MYOPIC has made as a band, ranging widely from death metal, to black metal, to post-metal, and doom, at one moment reminiscent of Krallice, and the next of Yob.
With the new single, the band offers, “‘Resting Place’ is the last song on the album, pictured on the back cover, and the conclusion of the story. The lyrics are the thoughts on dying from the viewpoint of the man the album follows. The music encompasses this with tension, sadness, anguish, but ultimately release from all that into a melancholy peace.”
With the song’s unveiling, Invisible Oranges offers, “For most of ‘Resting Place,’ MYOPIC largely abstain from the flurries of aggression and nomadic tremolo leads that characterize much of the album’s preceding tracks. What the song foregoes in blast-beaten bombast is more than made up for by the weight of its emotional intensity. Befitting its morose subject matter, it’s easily the most doom-aligned track on the album.”
Visit MYOPIC’s “Resting Place” via Invisible Oranges at THIS LOCATION.
Myopic will see release on digital platforms and limited-edition CD through Grimoire Records worldwide on November 9th. Find preorders where “Pillars Of Time” and “Earth’s Mantle” is streaming RIGHT HERE.
Stand by for new live performances including an East Coast mini-tour with At The Graves and more in support of the album to be announced.
10/16/2018 Slim’s Downtown – Raleigh, NC w/ At The Graves, Corvid Swarm
MYOPIC was founded in DC in 2010. Originating as a four-piece, they self-released a straightforward death metal demo in 2011, followed by the Vacuous record in 2013, which showcased a new, darker, slower, and more introspective direction for the band. After parting ways with their death metal-style vocalist that year, the bassist and guitarist took on vocal responsibilities, recorded and released their first EP with Grimoire Records, Beyond The Mirror’s Edge. In 2015, MYOPIC joined forces with Appalachian black metal band Torrid Husk and released a split EP called Crawling Mountain Apogee. Here, MYOPIC continued their progression towards slower, longer and more sprawling compositions.
MYOPIC followed this wave of commendations by locking themselves up in their practice space and only coming out to play the occasional show, one being Shadow Woods Metal Fest in 2016, dedicating the entire expanse of time constructing their first proper full-length album. In the winter of 2017, the band returned to the studio to record their eponymous full-length with Grimoire Records’ Noel Mueller who recorded, mixed, and mastered the material. The record was completed with artwork by Casey Drogin and layout by Noel Mueller.