New EP “Pages” Out May 28th, mastered by Topon Das (Fuck The Facts)
Ottawa’s Eclipser has unleashed their new EP “Pages”, according to the band, the creation of the heavy and melodic EP was nothing short of chaotic as they explain further in their own words:
“The writing and recording of this record were pretty chaotic and I think it comes through in the music. We had some member changes that forced us to reinvent our sound and move away from our previous release (Pathos). We finished tracking drums right before the first wave of Covid hit Canada so we had to learn to track the rest of the EP from home. There’s a good mix of aggression and melody both within the songs and from one to another.”
The recording is dissonant and according to the band, is a refinement of their sound. Guitarist/vocalist Ryan Menard who writes the majority of the music, says that his lyrical influences come from life and experiences, the way he thinks, the way he feels, or the way he views the world. The EP’s overall theme is life-denying philosophy; the lyrics are absurd and nihilistic yet existential in nature and the music is dark, heavy, and discordant with respective melodies.
Eclipser is adding this fourth release to their catalogue following Pathos (2019), Promo (2018) and Demo (2017). “Pages” is just the first round of songs they feel are ready to be heard, they have multiple recordings of material in the chamber ready to go, so stay tuned.
“Pages” was produced by Eclipser; mixed by Mike Raymond of Reverence Audio, and mastered by Topon Das (Fuck The Facts) at Apartment 2 Recording. The EP artwork was done by Misanthropic-Art.
Negative, yet melodic, “Pages” is recommended for fans of Ulcerate, and Deathspell Omega and can be streamed or downloaded at the following links:
1. Pages (3:10)
2. Matternaught (1:26)
3. Carry Your Burden (2:46)
4. To Never Wake Again (2:29)
5. Fathomless (4:46)
EP Length: 14:38
EP Band Line Up:
Ryan Menard – Guiatrs, Vocals
Christian Beaupre – Guitars
Sebastien Choquette – Bass
Chris Joyal – Drums