With the release of The Flesh Prevails, the forthcoming magnum opus from atmospheric death metal henchmen, FALLUJAH, now almost two weeks away, The Onion’s A.V. Club offers up fifth number, “Levitation,” for public consumption.
Mixed, mastered and engineered by sound savior Zack Ohren (Suffocation, All Shall Perish) at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, California, The Flesh Prevails boasts guest appearances from guitarist Christian Muenzner (Obscura, Necrophagist), the chilling voice of Roniit Alkayam present throughout the album, and serves as the band’s most intricately arranged, methodically executed and plainly cathartic manifestation to date. A true master work of progressively tinged, otherworldly death metal.
Comments vocalist Alex Hoffmann of the track, “‘Levitation’ is a track made with the purpose of channeling the most dark and ethereal energies that the album has to offer, swaying away from speed and aggression and into more otherworldly and melancholic themes. This is my personal favorite track on the album and one that we can’t wait to play live.”
Adds A.V. Club, “The San Francisco death metal outfit’s new album, The Flesh Prevails, broadens and deepens the band’s scope, incorporating spacious passages of atmosphere into chilling, brainy riffage. ‘Levitation’ shrouds itself in ambience and melody even as it refuses to flinch in the face of man’s inhumanity to man.”