Finnish progressive death metallers Barren Earth have revealed their new album A Complex Of Cages will be released through Century Media Records on March 30th!
Vocalist Jon says; “For me, this truly feels like a transcendental album for us. The songwriting dynamics have changed quite drastically since ‘On Lonely Towers’, and even though every song is quite unmistakably Barren Earth, the album as a whole brings us towards something stranger.”
“Lyrically, the album follows a theme that fits the instability of the music, namely the isolating aspect of suffering from different mental issues such as manic depression, psychopathy and agoraphobia.”
Bassist Oppu continues; “Like Barren Earth’s previous works, the album’s material varies from straightforward standards to experimental opuses. Still, the red line is there, and every song asserts its place in the whole. Brutal death metal, artsy prog rock, pompous melodies with dozens of layers… This music has been crafted without any external pressure, radiating utter spiritual liberation.”
“Production-wise I see ‘A Complex of Cages’ as an improved version of Barren Earth, thanks to V.Santura, who supervised the album making process and let us concentrate solely on composing, arranging and performing.”
The band have also revealed new single Further Down, which you can check out below;