ALKALOID are set to return with their sophomore album, ‘Liquid Anatomy’, the first release since their debut album.The news comes accompanied by a taster of the album with a track picked straight from it entitled “Azagthoth”. See video below.
Drummer Hannes Grossmann comments: ” It’s been three years since our debut full-length came out and we’re thrilled to finally give the world a glimpse of our newest effort, ‘Liquid Anatomy’.”
Speaking on the song, Grossman adds; ‘The track ‘Azagthoth’ picks up on the Lovecraft (H.P Lovecraft) theme (as revealed by the title) that was already featured on our previous album, which made it a perfect fit for the first single. All 8 songs on the new album are drastically differing from each other as their stylistic and dynamic range is much wider than before. At the same time, we managed to create a cohesive record, on which every song can stand alone and simultaneously adds to the full picture.”
Alkaloid are hailed for coupling extreme metal and other genres of music into a unique styling all of their own.
Grossman continued by saying “Even though ‘Azagthoth’ comes across as quite catchy, it’s a very complex track with polyrhythmic time signatures. For example, I am playing the drums of the song’s chorus with my hands with a simple 4/4, while my feet and the guitars are mimicking a 5/8 that is running through the entire track. Well, this kind of musical complexity will not come as a surprise to listeners of our previous record. However, our songwriting does not focus on complexity or technicality. These things matter less than writing a great timeless and unique song that is not confined by any musical boundaries. This being said, I hope that you will like this song as much as we do. Have fun!”