The Design Abstract Observe A Synthetic Assault w/ Video “Parallel Projection”
Unleashing their melodic death sci-fi escapade “Technotheism” on Jan 29th, Ontario, Canada’s The Design Abstract are sharing with fans their latest lyric video for the track “Parallel Projection” in support of the full-length. The song is choppy electronic arpeggio punches along with the kick drum in perfect time, creating a more synthetic sound than most of the songs before it on the record. It features a very traditional song structure and some of the catchiest guitar parts you will on “Technotheism”.
The band adds:
“Parallel Projection is a very unique track in the context of Technotheism, since it contains almost no orchestral elements whatsoever. This track is the furthest we have ever gone into combining arpeggiated industrial electronic music with fairly straightforward melodic death metal. You could say it’s the most “minimal” track on the album if there even is such a thing with a band like us. The bridge was inspired by Gojira, which is an influence that also sets it apart from the rest of the album. We knew very early on that this song was going to be “single material”. “
The Design Abstract‘s new album “Technotheism” invokes the futuristic sounds of science fiction, as the band takes a step away from the traditional use of orchestral writing, by making it the soundtrack for anything space or cyberpunk related.
Still, in the experimental age for the band
The Design Abstract
[January 29, 2021]
symphonicmetal, industrial, melodic death metal
Base: Ontario, Canada
Label / Booking / Press:
Abstrakted Records / Asher Media
, each song is written completely differently and by different members of the band. “Technotheism” is purely a science fiction story told as such in a monumental thirteen track work of symphonic melodic death metal. It tells a cyberpunk story of a group of rebels fighting to regain control of Earth. It ranges from technical guitar work to atmospheric electronic passages, and just about everything in between. The band explains the album:
“We incorporate a blend of metal, orchestra, and industrial music that hasn’t been done in this way. Nobody can top the orchestral metal masterpieces like Death Cult Armageddon by Dimmu Borgir or Codex Omega by Septicflesh, however, we push this genre into the distant future, with the sounds of a cyberpunk dystopia punctuating every release.
This album is the absolute pinnacle of what the band is currently capable of, which speaks volumes to the fact that most of it was written so long ago. Most metal bands who incorporate orchestral writing do so in a pointedly antiquated way: the goal is to sound a bit archaic. The sound of The Design Abstract is rooted in futuristic science fiction. It’s a classically scored orchestra, but it sounds anything but old fashioned.”
The dramatic, grandiose music is presented in an articulate, but extreme wall of sound suitable for fans of science fiction, and melodic death metal and bands such as Fleshgod Apocalypse, Machina, and Dimmu Borgir.