Extreme metal at its very best, plain and simple, is what the Atlanta based quintet DAATH delivered on their highly acclaimed latest album, The Concealers. Currently the group is more determined, energized, and focused than ever before to continue expanding upon their unique, uncompromising and dynamic sound. For those previously uninitiated, feel free to head over to the Official Daath MySpace to see what they are all about.
The band had this statement: “Unpredictability and chaos are two themes defining the times we live in. Everything about DAATH’s career has been married to these themes. We’ve accepted them as beautiful and have learned to love the ride. Despite the chaos there is one thing that is for certain: we will always be pushing the boundaries of what we do. This fall we will bring you a record you are not expecting to hear from us. This venture will have more to offer than our previous efforts. We are committed to always improving our sound, our songs, and our playing. It will not be said that our next record will be the most brutal sound we’ve created yet, or that it’s going to be the our heaviest to date. That would be cliché. What you can expect to hear are really catchy, intense songs with soaring riffs that will encourage one to hit the repeat button. Arena sized choruses that will remain in your head whether you like it or not. Innovative, ground breaking solos. Bashing – blasting – yet dynamic drumming. An uncompromised low end paired with unique synth work. Collectively, these elements direct the left turns we have always chosen to take. This will not be The Hinderers Part II, The Re-Concealers, or The Conhinderers. This will be a brand new sound.
“Many important facts have happened over the past year. The first being that we put out The Concealers, which we consider to be the first true DAATH record. The second fact being that we toured without Kevin Talley. Kevin needed a sabbatical in 2009 and we gave it to him. We took some fantastic fill-ins and had some legendary times. Each one of those tours was great in their own regard. We played in front of some brand new audiences in brand new places and hung out with some of our closest friends. We learned our songs go beyond who is in the band. We also learned we prefer to play them with Kevin. To clear up any confusion, Kevin Talley is still in DAATH.
“Another highlight from the past few months is Emil Werstler and Eyal Levi signing a deal with Magna Carta records to do a series of instrumental releases. Joined by drummer Sean Reinert of Cynic, artistic limits were pushed into territories only previously dreamed of. There’s an element of boundary-less music on the first Levi / Werstler release (due out Spring 2010). We’ve never had the chance to really explore this with DAATH. What was learned from doing this record is the need to be making music which pushes our boundaries constantly. The next few years will be marked by many releases from our camp via DAATH and Levi / Werstler; as well as various projects still in the planning stages. There is too much music in each of our psyches to be limited to one album every two years. This may work for some artists, but not for us.
“While this recent undertaking may seem elaborate and obscure; we assure DAATH fans on every level, we have total control of our art. We look forward to bringing you the album of our collective career this fall.”
I LOVED The Concealers! Anyone else into Daath?