Posted on by Oran

Having just released their critically acclaimed new album ‘Falls Apart’ last month, Irish-based heavy prog specialists SECTILE have today released a bass playthrough of ‘Boreal Void’. 

Photo – Down The Barrel Photography.

Falls Apart” is a smouldering collection of heavy prog bangers that has pushed the boundaries of Sectiles’s craft in songwriting beyond the realms of heavy technical Irish prog metal.

Check out bassist Cormac Hennigan performing a playthrough of ‘Boreal Void‘ below;

Falls Apart” is the bands first full-length release featuring seven tracks of glorious heavy progressive metal that has been garnishing impressive reviews from the heavy music media.

Check out the latest single/video ‘Black Cloud‘ below;

The bands cover artwork (see below) was created by vocalist Gabriel Gaba.

The cover art for ‘Falls Apart’ is my most ambitious and challenging project to date! Designing it was a very interesting process, being the band’s lyricist, to create visual metaphors to go with what is being told in the lyrics. I knew I wanted to create a big, complex composition full of elements. There is a double meaning to ‘Fall’ in the title, and I used autumnal elements and colours to emphasise that.

The ‘Falls Apart’ theme appears more than once in the album and the zoomorphic figures are archetypes for life, death, nature, evil, beauty, time and our own mortality, as well as the human relationship to the divine, all things that are present in the lyrics. A lot of Sectile’s visual iconography nod to the infamous ‘Lesser Key of Solomon’, a (real!) medieval spell book used to, among other things, conjure demons and I always found it a fascinating source of inspiration. Those who read through the lyrics will find many easter eggs in the artwork and I hope it really resonates with them.

Oran O’Beirne 2020