Juggernauts of melodic death metal BRYMIR are striking back with their long-awaited, powerful studio album, Voices In The Sky, out this Friday via Napalm Records! Looking back at three internationally praised albums, the band is back for more, stirring up the scene once again.
Accompanying this explosive new album, BRYMIR unleashes their third single and official music video, “Fly With Me.” The band proves their remarkable ability to combine immense, clear, earworm choruses with furious growls and heavy breakdowns. Hailing from Helsinki, Finland, this is with no doubt the next band to keep on the radar in modern melodic death metal. Styled in the vein of ENSIFERUM, WINTERSUN, and CHILDREN OF BODOM, they serve a more modernized answer to the melodic death metal equation.
BRYMIR on “Fly With Me”:
“Social media is a wild place – it can a powerful platform for expression but at the same time it is a cesspit of disinformation, hate and bullying. A place where identities are forged and destroyed. This song is about the dangers of getting lost in the digital maze – be careful out there!”
Watch the official video for “Fly With Me”:
“Voices In The Sky” marks a hefty next-level creation serving a more modernized answer to melodic death metal with an unstoppable sound, massive production, deep grooves, and air-tight technicality. Nevertheless, BRYMIR continues to draw inspiration from traditional genres like folk and classical music, crafting their own blend of epic melody, haunting melancholy and relentless velocity – all brought together perfectly at the hands of the band and producer mastermind and singer Viktor Storm Gullichsen at JKB Studios, with mastering helmed by Tony Lindgren at Fascination Street Studios.
After the album-opening title track, BRYMIR‘s outrageous outburst continues with full speed on “Forged in War,” featuring additional vocals of live session guitarist Antti Nieminen, who also contributes to folk metal-reinforced “Far From Home.” “Seeds of Downfall,” the record’s most aggressive and gloomy track, doesn’t lack once in the majestic arrangement arena – merging with heroic choirs and, together with “Landfall,” represents the technical brilliance of the unit at its best. Tracks like “Herald of Aegir” – a mythology-adorned stance against pollution of our oceans – and “Rift Between Us” approach the more power metal-inflamed facet of the Finnish juggernauts while still rooted in the melodic death metal segment.
The excursion continues with heartfelt “Borderland,” featuring intense lyricism underlined by the poem “My Testament” by renowned Ukrainian poet Taras Schevchenko. “Voices In The Sky” closes with both the nearly eight-minute epic “All as One” and a raging bonus cover of DARK FUNERAL’s “Diabolis Interium” that hits as grimly as the original.
On this 11-track piece, BRYMIR combines the best of their defining elements to a greater good, showcasing that they are at the very top of their game and ready to enter the next level on their promising journey!
Voices In The Sky track listing:
1. Voices in the Sky
2. Forged in War
3. Fly with Me
4. Herald of Aegir
5. Rift Between Us
8. Far from Home
9. Seeds of Downfall
10. All as One
11. Diabolis Interium (Bonus)
Viktor Gullichsen – Vocals
Joona Björkroth – Guitars, Backing Vocals
Sean Haslam – Guitars
Jarkko Niemi – Bass, Backing vocals
Patrik Fält – Drums