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. 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 Heavy Blog Is Heavy to premiere the fourth and final single from Impermanent, “Close My Eyes”.
You can check out Aversed – “Close My Eyes ” HERE
*The band comments: “Close My Eyes” confronts the frustration within so many of us: needing a higher purpose beyond the monotony of a passionless 9-5 job. This pent-up energy is compounded by our inability to confront the constant feed of inequality and injustice forced into our lives each day, beholden to a system that demands all our time and energy just to survive.”
Heavy Blog Is Heavy comments on today’s premiere
“Overall, I think the adjective that most jumps at me from this track is “engaging”. Everything is written to be extremely enjoyable, from the bouncy main riff, through the epic and moving solo, and right down to Haydee Irizarry’s sweeping vocals. It’s a formula we’ve heard before but honestly, it works extremely well in forming the backbone of melodeath so what’s wrong with that? Aversed are very cognizant of the tropes of their sub-genres and are very happy to employ them to an impressive degree.”
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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)