Carnation Crumbles the Facade of “Metropolis”
Posted on September 6, 2023
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Like so many of the best death metal bands, Carnation aren’t shy about delivering capital punishment. “You will die in the darkness / Forfeit your life to progress”, growls Simon Duson on “Metropolis”, reaching all the way into the pit of his stomach.
“Metropolis” is punishing. The latest single off ‘Cursed Mortality” will bludgeon your eardrums with grinding riffs and a blast beat that barrels full steam ahead, like a train with its brakes cut. But it also comes with a personal touch.
While the song gets its name from Fritz Lang’s 1927 sci-fi classic, Duson is painfully familiar with the relentless pace of modern life, having had all the life sucked out of him by a previous job.
“‘Metropolis’ reveals the corruption and filth concealed beneath the glitter and glamour of our world, echoing the dark undertones of our civilization’s relentless advancement”, says Carnation. “This song is a haunting reminder that often, what lies beneath the surface is far more enigmatic than meets the eye”.
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