Canada’s The Design Abstract has released a new music video for “Aberration Omega” off the newly released “Metemtechnosis”. For those who haven’t heard the band previously, it’s tough to explain the sound, past the succinct description of “science fiction based symphonic melodic death metal”. Standing alone among their contemporaries with a very distinct and unique sound, Voiicide (vocals/bass/programming) who originally started the band as a solo project, shares his thoughts on the track:
“I can’t describe this track without using the term “absolute banger” so we’ll just get that out of the way now. “Aberration Omega” is a display of everything the band is capable of in a neat 3.5-minute capsule. Epic orchestra, electro-industrial elements, soaring clean vocals, brutal lows, and of course truly impressive guitar work, all set to express the anthemic sound of rebellion. It tells of the formation of the rebel group that forms to rise up against the tyrannical reign of their oppressors.”
According to Voiicide, this album is a big improvement from the last, “Technotheism”, the first in the trilogy of albums. On this album, they took a gamble with the mixing and brought the guitar into the forefront and buried some of the scorings. Thus, in a way, this album more deeply explores the sound of TDA as a guitar-based compositional entity, instead of being so reliant on orchestral and electronic elements. Lyrical themes throughout the band’s discography take inspiration from Dan Simmon’s Hyperion Cantos, Cixin Liu’s Three-Body Problem trilogy, as well as classics like Gibson’s Neuromancer, and of course The Matrix.
Like the rest of The Design Abstract’s songs, “Aberration Omega” is layers of cinematic scoring, heavy riffs and a wide array of vocals from harsh gutturals to soaring cleans. The sci-fi laden symphonic melodeath is recommended for fans of SepticFlesh, Divine Disorder and Scar Symmetry.
The video for “Aberration Omega” can be viewed via its premiere on NewFuryMedia HERE.
All songs on “Metemtechnosis” were written and performed by Voiicide (vocals/bass/programming), Logan Mayhem (guitars/modular synthesis), and Matt Ngo (guitars). It was produced, mixed, and mastered by Voiicide at Abstrakted Records and the album artwork was done by Yuta Shimpo.