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American Melodic Death Metal Unit HINAYANA Announces New Album, "Shatter And Fall"


In 2018, Austin, Texas based melodic death metal unit HINAYANA ensnared the masses with their self-released debut, Order Divine, and later defied the pandemic with their subsequent 2020 release, the Death Of The Cosmic EP. Now, the band returns with their long-anticipated sophomore full-length, Shatter And Fall, out November 10, 2023 via Napalm Records - and it proves well worth the wait.


Produced by frontman Casey Hurd and Kevin Butler with mastering by Dan Swanö at Unisound, Shatter And Fall features guest contributions from melodic death metal purveyors and labelmates Tuomas Saukkonen of WOLFHEART and Vincent Jackson Jones of AETHER REALM. Setting them apart from genre greats like Insomnium, Amorphis and Swallow the Sun, Shatter And Fall incorporates modern, accessible elements, emerging as a fresh entry in this year’s most unmissable metal offerings. The album serves as a darker, more solemn work in comparison to their debut, yet superior without question in songwriting, technicality and cohesiveness.


Today, the band kicks things off with groove-laden first single "Reverse The Code". Backed by an impressive official music video, the track boasts catchy chorus progressions, engaging verses and technical aptitude, blending progressive touches with punishing extremity.


Frontman Casey Hurd says about the track:

“Regrets and mistakes. 'Reverse The Code' is about our hopeless and futile desire to be able to go back in time and change things in our past. The single serves as a perfect introduction to the fierce evolution of our sound that is Shatter And Fall."

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