Friday, June 16, 2017

The Burden Remains & The Horns of the Seventh Seal "Touchstone"

Country: Switzerland
Genre(s): Progressive Thrash Metal 
Label: Cold Smoke Records
Format: CD, digital
Release date: June 16, 2017
1. Spitting On Stones (7:06)
2. Seven Veils (11:00)
3. To Shoulder A World Inane (4:20)
4. Gilding The Void (10:22)
5. 79Au (7:58)
6. The Sculptor (6:54)
7. Relapse (8:23)

Total Time 56:03

Silvan Mangold – Drums
Thomas Jenny – Guitar/Backing Vocals
Philippe Aebischer – Guitar/Backing Vocals
Tommy Schweizer – Vocals/Bass

On «Touchstone», two musical worlds blend almost seamlessly: The fourpiece metal band The Burden Remains, and the 42-piece Ad-hoc-orchestra The Horns of the Seventh Seal, led by Manfred Jungo - For two years had been working on a 60-minute conceptual album, until it finally came to the stage in September 2016, for two exclusive and never to be repeated-shows.
Post-Metal-like walls of sound without musical limits amalgamate with intricate horn sections and percussion, to form new depth structures. This foundation also forms the sonic grounds for a lyrical parable involving the mythical king Midas, whose fate is being depicted as an allegory for the touchstone of the modern society - The unquestionable and boundless consumption, the unsatiable greed of an unhibited materialistic world, whose longing for purpose remains unanswered.

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