Stepping out of London’s shadows and into the cold light of day, recent Church Road Records signees, CANDESCENT A.D present Dissociation In Three Fractions - due out on April 1. The quintet’s latest three song EP follows 2020’s double single, Napalm Gifter / In Living Colour, and finds the group building upon their metallic hardcore foundations with teeth bared and fists clenched.
Jarring stop-start rhythms and caustic musicianship collide with atmospheric guitar leads and apoplectic vocals across the EP’s nine minute runtime, offering little in the way of respite or solace. Exploring themes of ageing and illness on Forever Feels Far, alongside severance and addiction on both Guys Like You Never See It Coming and Wynash Garden, CANDESCENT A.D’s latest offering is an unflinching coalescence of metal and hardcore.
Whilst intentionally disconsolate and ill-tempered, Dissociation In Three Fractions is an incendiary call to fans of late 90’s and early 00’s metalcore, in the vein of Zao, Misery Signals and Underoath. As CANDESCENT A.D enter the next phase of their short existence with their Church Road Records debut, it’s safe to say that the future is far brighter than it sounds.
Shipping on or around 1st April 2022.
50 x vintage bronze obistrip cassette
50 x digipak CD