In case you missed it, we got some news from outer space for you (at least in parts)! Tech-death/core group Rings Of Saturn just released a new single, as well as revealing their upcoming record, which will hit stores July 28th!
The video for their single “Inadequate” shows, well, what would you expect? A normal performance video, which would surely be stunning enough, given the virtuoso playing of the band’s instrumentalists? Sure, but there is some (*surprise*) sci-fi/alien stuff going on as well! In comparison to their previous work, this song kinda delivers more straight-up death metal than actual deathcore, but listen on your own:
Starting off with acoustic guitars and some piano-backing, we can see an alien spaceship taking route to earth. The song itself starts with high-velocity gravity blasts and guitar shredding only a band like Rings Of Saturn is able to, and heavy vocals. Despite being a very fast song, there’s also a lot of melodies going on, backed by some synthesizers and packaged by heavy grooves. “Inadequate” definitely stands out with its short classical piano section while smashing into the next guitar-wanking solo of both Lucas Mann and Miles Dimitri Baker. The whole thing ends with a very heavy break as we are treated to observing the dramatic way in which the aliens are destroying the human city.
As the band states on the new record:
‘The album name, Ultu Ulla, means “Time Immemorial” in Sumerian Cuneiform. Ultu Ulla is the fourth installment of the Rings of Saturn story where the aliens who battled and conquered the gods and demons of the Lugal Ki En album, transcend space and time to accidentally uncover an ancient incomprehensible entity that threatens the very fabric of universal existence. The entity can be seen emerging from the center of the album art.’
(done by Mark Cooper.)
1. Servant of this Sentience
2. Parallel Shift
4. Immemorial Essence
5. The Relic
8. The Macrocosm
9. Prognosis Confirmed
(These combine to a runtime of around 42 minutes)
Fans of Lugal Ki En, as well as fans of bands like Aversions Crown will love this song not only for it for being about aliens! “Inadequate” definitely promises a lot for the upcoming record, which is their first one in three years.