Mantric, the prog-influenced supergroup comprised of members of Extol, have dropped their Solid State Records debut last Friday (April 24th). Their third album is more straightforward an accessible, while keeping the originality and creativity, that these songwriters are known for, intact. Mantric will now without doubt reach out to a much broader audience than they have in the past
“False Negative” takes you on a chaotic listening voyage, expanding the metal genre while maintaining its grit, incorporating synths and cleaner vocals with aggressive instrumentation.
The entire “False Negative” album can be streamed below.
2. Itching Soul
3. Queen Fatigue
4. Norwegian Dastard
5. Blame The Beggar
7. The Towering Mountain
8. Everyday Is Independence Day
9. Darling Demon
10. Star Monger
“False Negative” is said to be more straightforward and accessible, while keeping the originality and creativity that these songwriters are known for, intact.
When Norway’s Extol called a hiatus back in 2007, after touring the album “the Blueprint Dives” (Century Media) with bands like Mastodon and Opeth, leaving behind a Norwegian Grammy Nomination and 30.000 copies sold of the album, three of the members weren’t done yet. They changed the band name to Mantric, and released the critically acclaimed “the Descent” on Prosthetic Records in 2010. After the more experimental and demanding “Sin” in 2005 (Loyal Blood Records), Mantric are now finally ready to take the band several steps further. Their third album “False Negative” is released on 24th of April 2020. –More straightforward an accessible, while keeping the originality and creativity, that these songwriters are known for, intact. Mantric will now without doubt reach out to a much broader audience than they have in the past. Good thing Solid State and Tooth and Nail Records got the chance to sign them, so that they could decide to make this happen.So…how would an album inspired by as diverse bands as Type O Negative, Bring me the Horizon, Massive Attack, Foo Fighters, Anathema, Tool, Cocteau Twins, Swervedriver, Blue Oyster Cult , Rush and Refused sound like? Too fragmented? Make sure you take a listen and find out!F. Fans of modern hard rock – rejoice!
In addition to the three main members, Mantric enlist additional live performers.