“As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams he found himself transformed in his bed into a gigantic insect.”
The raged tone of death metal, the fast, aggressive guitar strums, drum beat drenched with the relentless symphony of melodic keyboard strokes, passionate vocals and lyrics that uphold stories coming from the deepest, darkest corners of the soul. Pain, rage, hatred, anger, betrayal and even morality sets the stage for this iconic band’s performances, Embrace of Death, who are one of the leading pioneers of melodic death metal music in the Bangladeshi music scene.
Embrace of Death started their journey back in 2010, and was an initiation of then school friends Mahir Shams Shourov and Shadlee Jadeed Turj, who were already present in separate bands, but their search for satisfaction contemplating the ideal concoction of death metal music, soulful lyrics, and melodic toning brought them to form Embrace of Death.
“I cannot make you understand. I cannot make anyone understand what is happening inside me. I cannot even explain it to myself.”
Extremely raw, emotional lyrics drenched in the utmost purity of the human core is the specialty of EOD, their lyrics calls for the “truth” hidden behind mankind’s demeanor, their innocence, their guilt, their rage. Of suffering and a search for the true meaning of human nature, human psychology, truly makes EOD stand out as a one of a kind band.
Their influences are varied, from Pink Floyd to Children of Bodom, or Black Sabbath to Behemoth, all true metal bands and then some more.
After their formation, the band we’re quick to perform in a lot of concerts and shows as well as getting some international offers. They released their first track My Apocalypse [Arch Enemy Cover] in the Tribute to Bangladesh album which also featured two international bands alongside. Their next release was Mrittu Ghor which was released online; the song featured a powerful and thought provoking lyrics which was written from the perspective of a tortured soul still captivated in the body of a corpse in the post mortem table.
“What am I doing here in this endless winter?”
They then released their next track “Jaroj” which means “bastard”, it was released in the Incursion music album of “Incursion Stars” the album featured some young, promising new bands. The lyrics is based on betrayal, and the hatred that follows it, a young man sitting by the Oceanside contemplating the thoughts of the cruelty inflicted by others, the lyrics is incredibly matured and intelligent as it takes an edge on human psychology with the aesthetics of poetic metaphorism.
Embrace of Death are soon to release a music video, and are working to finish their debut solo album which would feature an interesting and eclectic mix of inspirations from various musical genres and fields, ranging from their predominantly melodic death metal music to some experimental tracks which ranges from Goth (Cradle of Filth styled), to even some acoustic songs which would still remain as soul awakening as they ever were due to their highly creative, poetical attitude and meanings of their songs.
“His room, a regular human room, only a little on the small side, lay quiet between the four familiar walls.”
Note: All quotations taken from The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka.
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