Hell Yeah, There’s a New Mantar Album Coming
If you haven’t heard Mantar’s 2014 release Death by Burning yet, I urge you to go do so right now. The album is an incredible triumph, a deep and constantly rewarding mixture of doom, thrash, hardcore, and black metal. That it’s made by two guys is surprising until you see them live and witness the unbridled chaos of vocalist/guitarist Hanno Klänhardt, who looks like he’s made of beef jerky and acts like he’s just had his straightjacket taken off. Where other bands go through the motions, Mantar writhes in poisonous ecstasy.
And thank fuck they’re not done. Mantar have announced that their new album, Ode to the Flame, will drop on April 15th via Nuclear Blast. The title continues the running theme of fire as a cleansing agent and catalyst.
Check out the band’s In The Studio teaser trailer below. The song backing it is reminiscent of “White Nights,” one of the most compelling and crushing tracks off of Death by Burning. While it’s positive to hear that the new record will continue in that vein, I’m also excited to hear what other textures are featured on it; one of Burning‘s great strengths is how each track thereon is powerful on its own.
Stay tuned for any tracks or artwork released from Ode to the Flame. I can’t fucking wait for this album.
[via Metal Underground]