On Friday, September 11th, Spectrum of Delusion will release their highly anticipated sophomore album, Neoconception, through The Artisan Era. It is the follow up to the group’s promising 2017 debut album, Esoteric Entity, which was widely praised by death metal fans and sites alike across the world.
Active since 2013, the Katwijk, the Netherlands-based group, has been laboring intensely on the creation of Neoconception for the last four years. The end result not only outshines their lauded debut album, but it also shows Spectrum of Delusion fully coming into their own musically and as songwriters. Neoconception improbably yet sublimely merges the cerebral, often groovy, and prominent fretless bass centered stylings of groups like Beyond Creation with a dark, chaotic, bombastic, and brutal focus that calls to mind groups such as Spawn of Possession, Blotted Science, The Faceless, and Defeated Sanity.
Spectrum of Delusion – Neoconception will strongly appeal to fans of groups such as Spawn of Possession, Suffocation, Obscura, Defeated Sanity, The Faceless, Blotted Science, and Nile.
The band partnered with Toilet Ov Hell today to launch “Into Another Formation”. Pre-orders for Neoconception are now live and linked to below.
You can listen to Spectrum of Delusion – “Into Another Formation” HERE
Toilet Ov Hell comments on the launch of “Into Another Formation”
““Into Another Formation” is a beast of a song, and it also holds the distinction of having the only good lyric video on the Internet. Fans of the debut will note that while the core of the band’s sound- those aforementioned dueling guitars supplemented by fretless bass- is still very much intact here, but the attitude has shifted somewhat. The proliferation of synths, somewhat sparsely used on the previous album, gives the song depth that may have been lost otherwise; it’s not overbearing, largely just hanging on chords or single notes, but it gives your ear a melodic anchor in the more chaotic sections and adds a little texture to everything. Moreover, you’ll notice a shift to a happy, Gorod-like chord progression in the middle, really channeling the French tech giants in those swaggering, trilling arpeggios.”
Spectrum of Delusion – Neoconception Line-Up
Douwe Negenman – Vocals / Lyrics
Frank van Rijswijk (Cadaverous) – Guitars / Composition
Nathan Bonkerk (Hypercovoluter) – Guitars / Orchestral Arrangements
Jerry Kamer (Hyperconvoluter) – Fretless Bass
Jeroen Mostert – Drums
-Acoustic guitars on “Pointless Endeavor”, “Torment of Being”, “Into Another Formation”, “Bringing Serenity”, “Destruction” and “To Tower Over All Other” by Nick Padovani from Equipoise & Virulent Depravity
-Guest vocals on “To Tower Over All Other” by Robbert Kok from Disavowed & Arsebreed
-Voice Actors: Ariel Hack, Joseph Beacham, Alexander de Vries, and Bonnie Bogovich
Social Media Links
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