Canada’s Varius Release First Single “Concordance of the Legionfall”
“Concordance of the Legionfall” is the first single from Niagara Falls, ON's Varius’ upcoming EP “Concordance”. The band prides itself on being experimental and incorporating a wide variety of elements from across the metal spectrum and unrelated genres as well. The band explains the lore and musical direction behind the single:
“This track dives back into traditional and familiar Varius territory with its chaotic but exciting structure. There are plenty of groovy riffs as well as several dynamic shifts and trippy moments. The guitar parts and vocals in particular shine on this song and keep the listener occupied as the track goes through its many movements. There are tinges of black and death metal in this track, with progressive twists and psychedelic-sounding transitions. The song concludes as it began, with raging guitar sweeps and brutal vocals. Lyrically, the song describes themes of evil and black magic. The concept was to tell a story of powerful warlocks defeating legions of demons by using their dark powers to “fight fire with fire”. This fictional concept was influenced by the video game World of Warcraft, which some of us in the band are great fans of.”
“Concordance” is all about both diversity and consistency. As a band, they were motivated to include four distinct tracks with each one primarily written by a different band member. The result was a naturally diverse album and yet despite taking this approach, they say it can still be considered their most collaborative release to date.
Varius formed following the dissolution of a previous band; the name meaning ‘various’ comes from the idea of playing different styles of metal in one band, along with influences from other music. Originally, they started performing as an instrumental group to gather a local fanbase, with keyboards taking the harmonic range. Eventually, the keys were replaced with a vocalist and they became the four-piece they are today.
Heavy and groovy, Varius and their wide range of influence are recommended for fans of Death, Children of Bodom and Hypocrisy.
“Concordance of the Legionfall” can be heard via its premiere on NoCleanSinging HERE.
“Concordance” comes out on November 5, 2021