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Track Premiere: Solar Cross, “The Ever-Unfolding” (ex-Omnium Gatherum)

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Finnish progressive death metal trio Solar Cross will release their debut album, Echoes Of The Eternal Word, on November 19 via Transcending Records, and today MetalSucks is pleased to unveil its latest single, “The Ever-Unfolding.”

Formed by brothers Harri, Jarmo and Lauri Pikka (Harri and Jarmo both served for over a decade in Omnium Gatherum), Solar Cross offer a form of death metal that in some ways harks back to their old band, and in others has absolutely nothing to do with it. The album’s debut single, “Bloodstreams,” which arrived last month, mixed the former’s plodding melodic death/doom sound with thrash, while today’s track steps out of that box entirely. “The Ever-Unfolding” is as much classic rock as it is black metal and doom, a mix that looks odd on paper but wholly works when you hear it with your own ears. We can confidently say that no other band sounds quite like this at the moment.

Lyricist (but not vocalist!) Matti Rautaniemi comments:

“The Ever-Unfolding deals with the idea that the whole cosmos is a living thing and that we are all parts of this massive cosmic organism. Despite all its numerous benefits, our modern technological and scientific worldview easily makes us think that we are just sacks of meat living on a dead rock in space. However, we have the choice to shift our perception and treat this existence not as a fixed thing, but as an ever-unfolding process in which we participate as co-creators. This song aims to remind the listener of the this idea, which can be found in many traditional cultures and esoteric philosophies.”

Have a listen to “The Ever-Unfolding” below. Echoes Of The Eternal Word comes out on November 19 via Transcending Records; pre-order physical here and digital here.

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