Dark power metal three piece HYLOXALUS are preparing to unveil their haunting and heavy debut album on January 26th, 2024. Combining ethereal soprano lead vocals with thundering instrumentation and shadowy atmospheres, this is power metal with a difference.
Today, the band has shared the first taste of the album with new single and video "Dream Chasm." The band comments: "Introducing our new music video for "Dream Chasm", the first single from our new album "Make Me The Heart Of The Black Hole". A slow, powerful banger in which a sleep paralysis demon taunts you."
HYLOXALUS' luring sound will draw you into the album's opener "He Dies In The Swamp". Unceasing percussion drives the track with inhuman speed, while distorted guitars bring grounding rhythms for ghostly harmonies to soar above. Drift off into the taunting nightmares of "Dream Chasm", but beware the sleep paralysis demons. Instrumental layers in "Undead in Ward 6" make for theatrical offering, aptly portraying a vampiric tale of escaping terminal illness in exchange for eternal life. The final tracks, "Severed From The Reborn Sun" and "Splitter" end the album with a dramatic tale as the protagonist attempts to destroy God. HYLOXALUS' dissonant progressions and fast-rhythms manifest unease and suspense as the epic battle takes place.