Death metal band DYSTOPIA A.D. are streaming the entirety of their album Doomsday Psalm via Decibel Magazine. The album will be released on December 2, 2022.
The band comments “ ‘Doomsday Psalm’ embodies everything that we love about metal and its varied subgenres. It’s really a spiritual successor to our 2020 release ‘Rise of the Merciless’ – we took everything that we thought worked well on the last record and magnified it. As a listener, you might love Doomsday Psalm, or you might hate it, and that’s OK – but we promise you won’t be bored!”
Progressive death metal act DYSTOPIA A.D. return with their brutal new album Doomsday Psalm. Manifesting a demonic sound, DYSTOPIA A.D. deliver fantastical storytelling alongside cautionary allegories of uniting for the sake of survival, the climate crisis, and regret of having only labored and not truly lived.
Following the success of their 2020 EP Rise of the Merciless, the New Jersey based heavy duo formed in 2017 and continue to evolve, pushing their creativity even further with each new release. Immersing into a darkening realm, “Imperial Dawn” initiates the proceedings bringing a progressive arrangement to their ludicrously heavy instrumentation. Texturally, DYSTOPIA A.D. entwine a variety of distorted guitar tones with the thundering percussion hits and savage harsh vocals. Interspersed with lighter instrument textures at varying intervals throughout the album, including brass outro in “Force-Fed Soma”, the duo leave no inspiration source off limits in their strive to create a compelling record. “Lost Shores” brings a ballad style interlude to Doomsday Psalm evoking an atmospheric, serene mood amidst the surrounding murky gloom. “Howl of the Barghest” draws the album to a close with an introduction of folk percussion and soaring guitar leads before unleashing an melodic death assault.
Doomsday Psalm ventures on a journey through enthralling sounds and poignant concepts. Built up from a fierce foundation set in melodic death, DYSTOPIA A.D. use progressive elements and draw from an array of genres to heighten the impact of their music. Doomsday Psalm is an brings relentless power and attack, with emotion and understanding.
Dystopia A.D. are:
1. Imperial Dawm
2. Terminal Lucidity
3. Fields of Carrion
4. Force-Fed Soma
5. Lost Shores
6. Doomsday Psalm
7. As Skies Collapse
8. Howl of Barghest