Allegaeon - Stellar Tidal Disruption

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Allegaeon - Stellar Tidal Disruption 
Album: Apoptosis 

Order at: http://www.metalblade.com/allegaeon 

Directed by Robert Graves for A Shadow Beyond http://www.ashadowbeyond.com  
 
Special thanks to Josef Hossain-Kay from Transcend the Realm for the loaner drums used in the video! 
 
With "Apoptosis," Allegaeon have delivered their defining statement. A near-perfect symbiosis of technical, progressive, and melodic death metal, it is a record that is as crushingly heavy as it is inventive, lithe and intelligent, and marks a significant leap forward in their songwriting. "On this record, I was more open to new ideas that we might not have used in past," states guitarist Michael Stancel. "Rather than deleting something because 'it's not Allegaeon-y enough', I would take a step back and see if that idea fit the song and decide if it was worth keeping. With that mentality came some of my favorite songs, because I was less worried about if it fit into our old sound." This statement is borne out across the whole album, which while very much embodying the core Allegaeon sound that has drawn fans in over the course of their impressive career, it pushes into new territory, and does so with unerring confidence. "Thematically, this record is all about contrast, and the music reflects that perfectly," says vocalist Riley McShane. "The vocals are heavier than ever, but there are also more clean sections. The drums are faster than ever but also more dynamic, and the guitar playing is lower and slower than on most previous albums, but also provides long, melodic and beautiful sections throughout." 
 
"Stellar Tidal Disruption" lyrics: 
 
Aimlessly traveling 
compelled by nothing wandering star 
nomadic habitation 
rests down wind of devastation 
Stretched and unraveling 
dispelled by nothing into the dark 
the absence of creation
death consuming gravitation 
 
Compression, no retention 
pieces fleet to new dimensions  
this cosmic monument undone …  
Sinking into the black 
and empty, sucked into the depths 
Disintegrate to the unknown 
 
Brightening the surroundings 
releasing energy 
Violence and light resounding 
an astral elegy 
 
Stars torn asunder exploding into dust  
and vicious winds, equivalent 
to the power of a thousand suns 
a roaming thunder, a newborn nebula 
diminish and begin again 
stellar tidal disruption 
 
The void dismantling 
expelling specks of wandering stars 
disruptive malformation 
on the cusp of mass mutation 
A gaseous channeling  
repelling light from near to afar 
engulfing ruination 
sudden solar decimation 
 
Compression, no retention 
pieces fleet to new dimensions 
this cosmic monument undone 
Sinking into the black… 
Disintegrate to the unknown 
 
Brightening the surroundings 
releasing energy 
Resounding astral elegy 
 
Stars torn asunder exploding into dust 
and vicious winds, equivalent
to the power of a thousand suns
a roaming thunder, a newborn nebula
diminish and begin again
stellar tidal disruption

Moved into the deepest unknown...
Warping through
removed pools of matter, splatter the universe.

Stars torn asunder exploding into dust
and vicious winds, equivalent
to the power of a thousand suns.
A roaming thunder, a newborn nebula...
Diminish and begin again
stellar tidal disruption.

[Solo 1: Greg Burgess]
[Solo 2: Michael Stancel]
[Solo 3: Michael Stancel]

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Category
Death Metal
Tags
Allegaeon, Metal Blade Records, Death Metal
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