Saturday, July 13, 2024

Ektomorf See Vivid Black

Hungarian heavy metal act Ektomorf‘s brand new album, Vivid Black, is out now on AFM Records.

Vivid Black marks not only the already fourteenth studio album by Ektomorf, but after almost 30 years, chart-topping album releases and countless, international tours under their belt, the band proves to sound more intense, merciless and honest than ever before.
 
The corona pandemic has left its mark on the world. This was also the case with singer and guitarist Zoltàn Farkas. Due to isolation and loss, he had to fight depression, and he processed that on Vivid Black. Written in only three  weeks, this hateful piece of art will bang directly into yours ears and in an obscure way, gives comfort to anyone who had similar emotional difficulties during the lockdowns. At the same time, Vivid Black is a personal reckoning with everything and everyone who stirs up hate and forces people to be something they are not and do not want to be. The band’s forthcoming record marks a new, honest and insanely brutal album.
 
Vivid Black is the darkest and angriest album I wrote in my entire life,” Farkas said. “There is nothing beautiful or even nice about the songs, this album is about pain, hate, anger, disappointment of ungrateful people I had to know. In this part of my life, and also the dark time facing loosening my Mother in long and painful sickness, I truly hate this world, no light left in me.  Vivid Black is all I am. And this record will show what I feel, with all the heaviness and anger.”
 
On Vivid Black, the band return to their music roots while bringing entirely new elements to light, including clear vocal passages and a modern metal sound. The band remains a fixture in the European metal scene with their forthcoming album said to show unwavering passion.

Vivid Black features the tracks I’m Your Last Hope (The Rope Around Your Neck)’, ‘Die, Never Be The Same Again’, ‘I Don’t Belong to You’, ‘Fade Away’, ‘You And Me’, ‘Vivid Black, ‘The Best Of Me’, ‘You Belong There’ and ‘REM. Produced by Zoltàn Farkas and longtime friend and renowned producer Tue Madsen. The cover artwork was created by Bramantya Ardhy Wardhana.

Available as CD, vinyl and in digital formats, the album can be ordered here. 

Ahead of the album release, they issued the fierce album opening track ‘I’m Your Last Hope (The Rope Around)’, on all digital services as a single. It’s available here and you can check out the video here at RAMzine.

Paul H Birch
Paul H Birch
RAMzine Senior Writer - Writer of fiction, faction and fact, has edited several newsstand magazines. He declares himself a hack for hire but refuses to compromise on the subject of music.

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