With this being their first cut from the forthcoming debut album Brainwashed Societies, Pineal Gland cut straight to the point and it does not disappoint. If ‘Nowhere‘ is setting the tone of the new album then this Dublin-based outfit are on to a good thing here.
The track builds steadily, emitting a malevolent feel. There is a strong Death Metal quality but with enough to groove to be accessible. There are enough stylistic variants throughout the track to keep listeners stimulated for the 6 minute, which is an achievement in its own right.
There is no denying that the track is brutally heavy, but separates it’s self from the herd with its approach to punctuated moments laced with alterations in speed and style that keeps the track fresh and of high-interest. The purity of the arrangement complements the band’s sound and allows them to maintain their brutal inner core without losing any of its complexities or qualities to volume or aggression.
Definitely, recommend checking out the new single from Pineal Gland and get ready for Brainwashed Societies. 3.3/5
Pineal Gland are an extreme metal project formed in Dublin, Ireland, led by a guitarist Jan Cichos. The band’s style is a blend of thrash, death and groove metal based on irregular mathematical patterns. Lyrically it’s mainly focused on modern culture, political structures, 21st-century social problems, conspiracies as well as ancient knowledge ( sacred
Lyrically it’s mainly focused on modern culture, political structures, 21st-century social problems, conspiracies as well as ancient knowledge ( sacred geometry ), forbidden chemicals ( DMT ), global mind control, human consciousness and their connection with pineal gland.
Since its formation in 2012 the project has had several members that contributed in the creation of the debut album. ‘Brainwashed Societies‘ was recorded by guitarist Jan Cichos and the band itself in Dublin in 2016. The album, produced by Pineal Gland and Filip ‘Heinrich’ Halucha ( Vesania, Masachist ), mixed and mastered by the latter in Heinrich House Studio is set to be released in 2017.
Between 2012 and 2016 the band performed live along with:
Dead Label, Thy Worshiper, Between Horizons, Scutum Crux and Praesepe.
Debut Album line-up:
Lukasz Szulczyk – Vocals
Jan Cichos – Guitars, Vocals
Sebastian Majka – Bass Guitars
Michal Tomczak – Drums
Guest appearances on ‘Brainwashed Societies‘:
Marcin Gąsiorowski ( Thy Worshiper ) – Vocals in ‘Nowhere’,
Carl King ( Two Tales Of Woe ) – Vocals in ‘Me(n)tal Head’.
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