Finnish metalcore eccentrics ONE MORNING LEFT are finally back with a retro vengeance!
The band officially launched the pre-orders for their brand-new album “Hyperactive,” which will be available on May 21st, 2021, via Arising Empire.
With “Ruthless Resistance,” ONE MORNING LEFT takes the listener on an adventure through a landscape of sci-fi and fantasy clichés in an effort to save a crew member from peril. Starting out with Ojansivu’s thrash metal-inspired guitar riffs, the song builds up to a monumental crescendo with the entire band joining up in a grand chorus.
“We wanted to capture the childlike, adventurous feeling of this song. The lyrics are about friendship and trying to destroy the ”big evil” in a very Star Wars-ey kind of way” Luoto says.
Watch “Ruthless Resistance” now:
01. Ruby Dragon
02. Neon Highway
03. Sinners Are Winners
04. Drowned God
06. Live, Laugh, Love
07. Ruthless Resistance
09. Worry Less, Dance More
ONE MORNING LEFT’s fourth album marks their first new material in five years. On “Hyperactive,” the group begins a whole new chapter in their story, drawing inspiration from retro electronic- and video game music, as well as ’80s hard rock, while staying true to their heavier roots.
Changes are happening not only in the musical style but also in their lineup. Returning from the cast of 2016’s “Metalcore Superstars” are frontman Mika Lahti, singer-guitarist Leevi Luoto, and drummer Niko Hyttinen. Additional firepower is provided by new faces Tuukka Ojansivu on guitar and Miska Sipiläinen on bass guitar, as well as the return-to-form of keyboard player Touko Keippilä from the band’s original “Panda <3 Penguin” lineup.
The album shapes up to be the artistic peak of ONE MORNING LEFT‘s musical “blood mountain”: epic lyrics carried by Luoto’s soaring vocal melodies, contrasted by the distinctive, gritty sound of Lahti, all accompanied by breathtaking keyboard leads, blisteringly fast guitars, masterful bass riffs, and feverish drum parts.
With the release of “Hyperactive,” ONE MORNING LEFT looks to add to their growing global fan base. Having gathered extensive live performance experience playing countless shows in Finland, touring mainland Europe, Russia, and the Baltics, and even performing in places such as Iceland and Japan, the group is planning on taking their entertaining and energetic live show on the road in the near future.