VORTEX (CA)

(CANADA)

THE FUTURE REMAINS IN OBLIVION

(2023)
LABEL:

AUTRE LABEL

GENRE:

DEATH METAL

TAGS:
Groovy, Growl, Low vocals, Melancholic, Symphonic, Technical
"Following in the footsteps of Septicflesh and Fleshgod Apocalypse, Vortex's "The Future Remains In Oblivion" is a colorful record with warm melodies and superb guitars."
THIBAUTK (18.07.2023)  
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Vortex, from the depths of the Canadian forest, offers racy, ambitious techno-symphonic death. Born on the shores of the St. Lawrence, a stone's throw from Nazareth and a few miles from Quebec City, they compose incisive, powerful songs, adorned with fine melodies. With six albums to their credit, the last of which "Lighthouse" was an ambitious concept full of twists and variations, Vortex has established a strong identity. Here comes "The Future Remains In Oblivion", which won't let its future be lost in oblivion like tears in the rain.

The band invites us to take off on an eventful journey, the origins of which are to be found in death metal music with symphonic orchestrations and dissonances worthy of Septicflesh. Vortex combines the power of operatic vocals with the heaviness of leaden riffs, extreme metal with classical music, brilliant guitars preceded by beautiful piano parts ('From The Sun') or powerful orchestrations with ambitious backing vocals, the foundation of the songs ('The Fool'). The compositions are captivating and almost self-evident, adorned with sublime guitars and flowing sweepings ('The Walls'). The band's intelligent lyrics bring out their humanity with a sense of closeness and tenderness. The songs' musical complexity and unstoppable technique fade away in favor of moments that seem direct, simple and very approachable.

"The Future Remains In Oblivion" is a colorful record of devastating power, with sultry, grandiloquent ambiences between gentleness and multiplied violence. In the tradition of Septicflesh or Fleshgod Apocalypse, "The Future Remains In Oblivion" offers warm melodies and superb guitars. Some will point out the lack of novelty, but it doesn't matter as long as the music is good! Let's hope that the spotlight shines on Vortex from now on.
- Official website

TRACK LISTING:
01. From The Sun - 5:24
02. Downfall - 4:11
03. The Fool - 3:13
04. The Walls - 4:32
05. Our Possible End - 4:23
06. First Blood - 4:29
07. The Future Remains In Oblivion - 4:50
08. When No More Words Will Be Heard - 5:22

LINEUP:
Alexandre Labrie: Chant
Dany Levesque: Guitares
Justin Dubé: Batterie / Piano
Mathieu Duguay: Guitares
Simon Desjardins: Basse
   
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