Off the back of announcing their debut album ‘Liminality’, Naarm/Melbourne-based metal quintet Future Static have revealed another taste of the record in the furious The Hourglass. The highly anticipated album is due Friday November 24, via Wild Thing Records.
The Hourglass opens with walls of distorted guitars, thudding double kicks and lead singer Amariah Cook’s impressive screams. Skilful juxtaposition is used between rapid, punk-tinged arrangements and colossal half-time eruptions, expertly and dynamically performed. The hypnotic bridge allows space for choral, chanting vocals to wash across the mix, creating a brief respite before the fast-paced climax.
An innate fusion of metalcore, progressive metal, alternative rock, and pop sensibilities, ‘Liminality’ is exemplified by its profound singles: visceral cut Roach Queen, the effervescent Plated Gold – featuring guest vocals from Sean Harmanis of Make Them Suffer, and acclaimed earlier singles Waves and Venenosa. ‘Liminality’ also highlights the group’s breathtaking lead vocal tandem, with bassist Kira Neil showcasing her vocal talents and magical chemistry alongside the electrifying Naarm/Melbourne-born, Barcelona-raised Amariah Cook, underlined on the progressive labyrinth The Hourglass and alt-pop-core sensation Chemical Lobotomy.
Singer Amariah proclaims, “We’re so proud to finally release our first full-length album, which we’ve been tirelessly working on and teasing to crowds for the past two years. Everything about this album came from the heart and soul of the band. The best way to describe it? It is the physical representation of friendship, teamwork and our unconditional love for music.”
‘Liminality’ was produced, mixed, and mastered by Christopher Vernon (Windwaker, The Beautiful Monument). The artwork was helmed by guitarist Jack Smith, with ‘Liminality’ portraying the space between materialising and deteriorating in serene nothingness.
Previous singles have landed fervent support from outlets such as Spotify, Apple Music, triple j, Double J, triple j Unearthed, ABC’s rage, Triple M – Hard N Heavy, SiriusXM (USA), New Noise Magazine (USA), Kerrang! (UK), Metal Hammer (UK), Wall of Sound, MANIACS, Hysteria Magazine, Music Feeds, and HEAVY Mag.
The group has just concluded their first international jaunt across Europe and the UK, including dates with The Omnific, plus appearances at legendary German festivals Reeperbahn and Euroblast. At home, the band have embarked on a two-year-long gauntlet of in-demand domestic touring, including supporting acts such as prog metal superstars Jinjer (UKR) and Eurovision alumni Voyager, plus being hand-chosen as special guests for shows with Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows (USA), RedHook, Caligula’s Horse, Windwaker, Circles, and Bloom. They’ve also performed at major festivals Knight & Day, UNIFY Forever, UNIFY – Off The Record, Alpha Wolf’s CVLTFEST, and BIGSOUND.
Following on from taking the Australian live circuit by storm, the release of ‘Liminality’ marks the next step in the band’s hugely promising career.
With thanks to Good Intent