Friday, July 19, 2024

Filter… Obliterated!

Platinum-selling, post-industrial/alternative rock pioneers Filter will release The AlgorithmTheir first album in seven years – on 25th August via Golden Robot Records. 

Ahead of that, and out now, is the album’s lead single, ‘Obliteration’. The epic nature of the track belies its modest, radio-friendly run time. Described as “three and a half minutes of existential chaos, pure human angst ground out through power chords, heavy riffs and a soaring, anthemic chorus”.

    
Produced by frontman Richard Patrick and long-time collaborator Brian Virtue, ‘Obliteration’ was co-written by Patrick, Sam Tinnesz, Ian Scott and Mark Jackson (GrandsonBishop Briggs). It is available here and you can check out the video here at RAMzine  – An animated feature created by German-based film-maker, Atanas Shopski, it carries the song’s post-apocalyptic vision with an unsettling similitude.

“This was a great challenge for me,” said Shopski. “ne that pushed me to discover my limits, creatively, artistically, mentally… We decided to go for an element of hope in this world full of despair and show the struggle of the innocent with the merciless surroundings. We follow this girl, who is the last survivor after the obliteration of her world, on her dark adventure in search for other life.

The Algorithm album is a tight conceptual statement said to herald career-best songwriting from Patrick while giving the classic Filter sound a modern sonic edge. Tracks featured are: ‘The Drowning’, ‘Up Against The Wall’, ‘For The Beaten, Obliteration’,Say It Again’, ‘Face Down’, Summer Children’, ‘Threshing Floor’, ‘Be Careful What You Wish For’, ‘Burn Out The Sun’ and ‘Command Z’. It can be ordered here.

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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