Montreal progressive/technical melodic death metallers Pronostic have partnered with No Clean Singing to launch their latest single “Bare and Wretched“. The second single to air from the band’s upcoming sophomore album, Chaotic Upheaval. Which will be released on Friday, May 12th.
No Clean Singing Comments
“The music here is multi-faceted. On the one hand, the fury in the growled vocals, the harrowing screams, and the blazing and blistering riffage is undeniable, and the bursts of percussive mayhem are obliterating. On the other hand, the fretless bass soloing sounds both warm and weighed down by sorrow and dismay. On a third hand, the fast, jolting, stop-start grooves threaten spinal trauma. And that’s still not all.
The song includes glorious guitar soloing that spirals the song into elevated heights even as what’s going on behind it includes head-hammering beats and brazenly defiant chords. The song builds to a pinnacle of firebrand ferocity, but administers one last fast-paced beating before it lets go of you.”
Montreal, Canada-based technical/progressive melodic death metal unit Pronostic is extremely proud to announce their upcoming sophomore album, Chaotic Upheaval. The album is set for release on Friday, May 12th. Chaotic Upheaval sports cover art from Filip Ivanović who is known for his work with bands such as Origin, Beyond Creation, Cryptopsy, Augury, and many more. The album’s superb production is courtesy of Cryptopsy guitarist Christopher Donaldson in Montreal. Where records by bands such as Beneath The Massacre, Beyond Creation, Despised Icon, Atræ Bilis, First Fragment, Ingested, and many more were in part or entirely created at.
Active since 2010, Pronostic made their mark live and in the studio early on with their well-received 2012 EP, Deviated Inner Spectrum. In 2015, the band released its debut album, An Atomic Decision, to critical acclaim worldwide. As is often the case when we grow older, there is less time for artistic pursuits and so Pronostic would continue on while in a hiatus of sorts for some time as its members remained busy with work and other obligations. Until the 2020 pandemic allowed the band to find the time to move forward with the creation of what would become Chaotic Upheaval.
Chaotic Upheaval is more than just the band’s return, it is an evolution and expansion of their already established technical/progressive melodic death metal sound driven in part by the contributions of numerous new musicians. Joining the band’s pre-existing members on Chaotic Upheaval is Killitorous, ex-Ignominy fretless bassist extraordinaire Xavier Sperdouklis. Francesco Ferrini from Fleshgod Apocalypse performs with the band for the first time as well and adds a new dimension to their sound with his beautiful piano playing and exquisite string arrangements. Session drums on the album were recorded by renowned drummer Samuel Santiago who is known for his drumming with Gorod, First Fragment, Black Crown Initiate, and many others. A litany of killer guest spots add even more to the effort but are so numerous that they are listed in full below in order to cover everyone involved.
At its core, Chaotic Upheaval musically splits the difference between Obscura at their most melodic and Death inspired, and Beyond Creation at their most progressive death metal driven, bombastic fretless bass-focused, and groove-inflected. The end result will appeal heavily to fans of both of those bands but will also be loved (and remind many a listener) of the multi-faceted approach to technical/progressive melodic death metal explored by Allegaeon and Augury. The album will also appeal to fans of other bands that Pronostic cites as having influenced Chaotic Upheaval which includes Cattle Decapitation, Lorna Shore, Ne Obliviscaris, Virvum, and Irreversible Mechanism.
Pronostic – Chaotic Upheaval Line up:
Charles ”Butcher” Pilotte – Low Vocals / Guitar
Alex Lauzon – High Vocals / Guitar
Xavier Sperdouklis – Fretless Bass (Killitorous, ex-Ignominy)
Samuel Santiago – Session Drummer (ex-First Fragment, ex-Gorod)
Francesco Ferrini – Keyboards & String arrangements (Fleshgod Apocalypse) on track 1, 4, 6, 7,10
Christian Donaldson (Cryptopsy) – Guitar Solo on “Concealed Parasite”
Marc Roy – (Killitorous) Guitar Solo on “Concealed Parasite” (Killitorous)
Sam Hampell – Saxophone on “Massive Disillusion”
Morane Chabot – Guitar Solo on “Massive Disillusion”
Alex Pelletier – Guest Vocals on “Massive Disillusion” & “Bare and Wretched”
Fannie Tassé Lessard – Guest Vocal on Massive Disillusion” & “Bare and Wretched”
Krissy O’Shaughnessy – Guest Vocal on “Massive Disillusion” & “Bare and Wretched”
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