Exclusive Song + Video Premiere: The Modern Age Slavery’s “OXYGen”
The Modern Age Slavery are the most underappreciated metal band in all of Italy, and possibly all of Europe. Their 2013 album, Requiem for Us All, is an unrelenting, barbarous death metal masterpiece. On their follow-up, Stygian (2017), TMAS continued to impress, incorporating elements of black metal, grind, and deathcore — which expanded their sound but did nothing to dampen the sheer mercilessness of their sound.
Now the band has returned with a new single and video, “OXYGen,” and I’m thrilled to report that the band continues to spread their wings without sacrificing any of their vitriolic ferociousness. The use of shadowy, Dimmu Borgir-esque symphonic death metal in the verses doesn’t offset the migraine-throb and riffage and crippling drums of the rest of the track; they actually enhance it, making the listener feel safe just before springing the next inhumanly violent attack. “OXYGen” will flatten you.
MetalSucks is stoked to be debuting “OXYgen,” which you can check out via the below, nightmarish video, which was created by the Ukranian artist Jakov Burov.
Says the band of the song and video:
“By playing with a word that reminds us of our need to breathe, ‘OXYgen’ pictures with heavy sounds the search for love and salvation in powder and pills. It tries to put in music the downward spiral into drug addiction, the subtlest form of slavery. Jakov Burov translated TMAS lyrics into a strong visual content, depicting the rapid descent to hell of who weakly surrenders to such disposable chemical heavens.”