ARTIST:

ARE WE LOST?

(FRANCE)
TITLE:

THE NEW MASK OF HUMANITY

(2022)
LABEL:

AUTOPRODUCTION

GENRE:

PROGRESSIVE METAL

TAGS:
Dissonant, Growl
"Are We Lost? offers a first EP of powerful and diversified progressive metal with dark colors and a lot of energy."
DARIALYS (22.03.2022)  
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The uncertain and relatively dark context of our time seems to have inspired the musicians of Are We Lost? in the theme of their first EP, "The New Mask Of Humanity". With topics related to global warming, human neglect, and the risks of societal collapse, the lyrics invite us to reflect on man's place on a planet that does not need him to continue living - a truth that is not reciprocated.

Musically speaking, the trio defines itself as being attached to progressive metal. A quick look at the set-list (30 minutes for 3 tracks!) allows us to affirm this, which is confirmed by the diversity of the ambiences that follow one another throughout the half-hour listening time. The first eponymous track is the standard, with its twelve minutes, offering numerous changes of atmospheres and tonalities, sometimes overpowering, sometimes more soothing. Nicolas Moroni's voice perfectly highlights the different facets of the combo with an alternation of clear vocals and throaty vocals, quite disconcerting!

The other strong point of this first EP is to manage to propose coherent tracks despite their length, without any impression of length being felt. This can be explained by the instrumental richness, sometimes purely progressive metal, sometimes more death metal, with overexcited drums and very precise and sharp guitar phrasing, or slower and heavier moments, ambient or djent ('Outer Minded'). Because of its multidisciplinarity, the EP requires a certain number of listenings in order to be fully appreciated at its true value.

So is Are We Lost ? an ephemeral project linked to the health context or a new serious and perennial project in the making? The question remains open, especially since the trio has not yet considered playing live. Of course, we'll have to wait for the french formation to confirm, maybe with a first studio album, but the solid foundations proposed are hopeful for the future!


More informations on https://www.facebook.com/arewelostfr



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TRACK LISTING:
01. Fear Of The Extinction
02. Outer Minded
03. The New Mask Of Humanity

LINEUP:
Johann Brassac: Claviers / Batterie
Nicolas Moroni: Chant
Sébastien Rouzoul: Guitares / Basse
   
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