Boston, Massachusetts-based progressive melodic death metallers Aversed are back after its members spent the last few years focusing primarily on their other projects and high profile live opportunities. The breadth of which includes Seven Spires, a member playing live for Begat The Nephilim and another for Allegaeon/Continuum, and spending time as members of Solium Fatalis and Unflesh previously. The band’s debut album, Impermanent, is due out on March 19, 2021.
With the release of Impermanent, Aversed presents a hard-to-categorize metal experience cultivated of unprecedented beauty and torment. The third release following 2011’s self-titled EP and 2016’s Renewal EP, Impermanent marks a turning point for the New England scene veterans as they pivot from melodic death metal towards a nuanced balance of blackened and orchestral melodic metal. Mixed and mastered by Christian Donaldson (Cryptopsy, The Agonist, Shadow Of Intent), Impermanent illustrates Aversed’s unique approach to songwriting with nine diverse compositions full of catchy hooks and vast melodies.
Aversed – Impermanent will appeal to fans of bands that have influenced the release which includes Arch Enemy, Soilwork, Nightwish, Allegaeon, Ne Obliviscaris, The Gathering, In Flames, and many more!
Today the band partnered with No Clean Singing to premiere the third single from Impermanent, “Abandoned”.
You can check out Aversed – “Abandoned” HERE
No Clean Singing comments
“The dynamism of Haydee Irizarry‘s voice — which ranges from sultry to soaring (and snarling) — makes a big impact in this song, and is a well-earned exception to the “rule” in our site’s title. But everything going on around her vocal melodies (and aggressive growls) is equally riveting. “Abandoned” begins with a scintillating, dancing, jazz-influenced guitar duet, and then a fever rises. The guitars swirl above vibrant bass tones and neck-snapping beats. The effect is mesmerizing but also right on the edge of insanity.
When Haydee Irizarry begins to sing, the riffing jabs and squeals, and when she switches to a wolfish howl the song goes into a head-long gallop accented by rapidly darting fretwork. As the song continues to fly ahead, the vocals continues to trade off, as do the riffs and rhythms, which create sensations of viciousness, ebullience, and moodiness (thanks to a beautifully fluid guitar solo).”
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Haydee Irizarry – vocals ( Carnivora, Widows Rite, Zahra Lux)
Sungwoo Jeong – guitars (ex-live for Begat the Nephilim)
Alden Marchand – guitars
Peter Albert de Reyna – bass (Seven Spires, ex-Unflesh)
Jeff Saltzman – drums (Unflesh, Allegaeon (live), Continuum (live), ex-Solium Fatalis)