- Jason Hesley
ENTROPIA: NEW ALBUM 'TOTAL'
Polish shapeshifters ENTROPIA (psychedelic black metal mixed with krautrock, electronics and sludge) will release their fourth studio album "Total" on March 17th, 2023 via Agonia Records. ENTROPIA's members perform under a joint moniker ULTRA. They combine a number of genres, filtered through a prism of metallic extremity. Through three studio albums - "Vesper" (2013), "Ufonaut" (2016) and "Vacuum" (2018) - ENTROPIA pushed and evolved its base sound to develop a unique sonic perspective, drenched in psychedelia. The latter plays a major part in the band's image and conceptual approach, and constitutes the new album, "Total".
"Total" encapsulates all previous installments of ENTROPIA. Pushing aside the temptation to follow along the same lines as "Vacuum", new ideas have sprout in favor of further musical growth. In this sense, "Total" stands as a brand new opening, and rests upon the sound of self-designed amplifiers and multi-layered electric guitar compositions.
"Total attempts to capture a glimpse of our ongoing and unending search," comments ENTROPIA. "It consolidates the experiences and skills we've amassed throughout the years, and constitutes a standalone, complete and utter creation; a totality, which reflects of the band's chaotic spirit." ENTROPIA recorded "Total" in April of 2022 at studio Monochrom, located in the mountains of Kotlina Kłodzka in Poland. Heinrich House Studio engineered, mixed and mastered the album. "Total" is replete with artwork from Zbigniew Bielak (Carcass, Ghost).
Tracklisting: 1. Retox 2. Mania 3. Orbit 4. Total 5. Final