Finnish industrial metal darlings FEAR OF DOMINATION are back to serve your ears one hell of a meal in 2021, in case you haven’t heard the news. Yes, that’s right! We’ve already heard their first appetizer, “Amongst Gods,” back when it was released a month or so ago and here they are again with their next tapas, the even richer and spicier “Dive into I.”
This tasty new single starts off with the band’s trademark synth sound, but moves onto Saku Solin singing in a way that’s almost reminiscent of – of all things! – the whispery singing in SAVAGE GARDEN‘s “I Want You“ meets the unusual verse singing style of HAPPORADIO‘s “Ahmat tulevat“ but, you know… metal. As Solin is a highly proficient growler in a generally high-energy band, so his clean vocals are always a very pleasant change of pace. We hungry listeners are also treated to the more feminine side of Sara Strömmer‘s voice. She too is easily one of the most proficient women growlers out there, with equal harshness and aggression to match any man out there (can I get a hell yeah?). She and Solin often have their growls as default in FOD so hearing her sweeter side is always adds a nice bit of flavor. The duo are accompanied by really solid and interesting rhythms, electrified keyboards, and pure heavy metal guitars and naturally, the growling isn’t left up, they were merely building us up to it. Very well done!
The accompanying music video takes what they started a bit with “Amongst Gods” and continues – the band have adopted a pure-SLIPKNOT masked look now, leaving the face paint behind. Half of the video is silhouetted in black on red, while the others is done in darkness with warm ambient light. They show off a taste of the kind of performers they are with these videos, focusing mainly on the craziest of the band members doing what they do best and going crazy to the music and emotion – they are electric!
So, be sure to check these two new singles out and keep your eyes and ears peeled for what’s coming next. The band promised* something totally new this time around and this new material certainly sounds like it won’t be “Metanoia II,” so that leaves a lot of room to play for the band. I, for one, can’t wait to hear more!
*Be sure to check out the video for “Amongst Gods” too! Want to learn more about the first single? We asked FEAR OF DOMINATION some questions about it on IGTV! Also check out our Spotify playlist, where you can find the most recent singles from rising Finnish bands. [ed: note, we had a little trouble connecting, so you may want to skip past the awkwardness]