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 Heavy Blog Is Heavy today to launch “Through Mankind’s True Ambition”. The 2nd single to air from Neoconception thus far. Out September 11th via The Artisan Era.
You can listen to Spectrum of Delusion – “Through Mankind’s True Ambition” HERE
Heavy Blog Is Heavy comments on the launch of “Through Mankind’s True Ambition”
“Technical death metal has been in a full-blown renaissance over the past few years, particularly in the most brutal corners of the subgenre’s auspices. Devourment, Unfathomable Ruination, Nile, Wormhole, Disentomb, and a host of others have dropped exceptional records over the past few years, and any list detailing the best releases would be remiss if it didn’t include Spectrum of Delusion’s fantastic debut album Esoteric Entity. We’ve been waiting very impatiently for the band’s follow up, and 2020 (for all its dumpster fire narratives) graces us with their sophomore release, Neoconception, and we couldn’t be more hyped about it. Today, we’re pleased to bring you a track from that record, “Through Mankind’s True Ambition”, premiering exclusively here at Heavy Blog Is Heavy.
If technically dazzling and brutally punishing death metal is up your alley, it’ll be hard to go wrong with “Through Mankind’s True Ambition”. This track is an absolute barnburner, with the guitar pyrotechnics of Frank van Rijswijk and Nathan Bonkerk and the incredible fretless bass work of Jerry Kamer serving as particular high points.”
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
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