Barren Earth - Unveil New Album First Single And Details

Finnish progressive death metallers Barren Earth have released the brand new single "Further Down", taken off their upcoming album, A Complex Of Cages. "Further Down" is available as a digital single on all download and streaming platforms and as an Instant Grat Track on iTunes and Amazon. Preorders for all physical formats of A Complex Of Cages are also available as of now. Enjoy!

Vocalist Jón comments: "For me, this truly feels like a transcendental album for us. The songwriting dynamics have changed quite drastically since On Lonely Towers, and even though every song is quite unmistakably Barren Earth, the album as a whole brings us towards something stranger."

"Lyrically, the album follows a theme that fits the instability of the music, namely the isolating aspect of suffering from different mental issues such as manic depression, psychopathy and agoraphobia."

Bassist Oppu adds: "Like Barren Earth's previous works, the album's material varies from straightforward standards to experimental opuses. Still, the red line is there, and every song asserts its place in the whole. Brutal death metal, artsy prog rock, pompous melodies with dozens of layers... This music has been crafted without any external pressure, radiating utter spiritual liberation."

"Production-wise I see A Complex Of Cages as an improved version of Barren Earth, thanks to V.Santura, who supervised the album making process and let us concentrate solely on composing, arranging and performing."


01. The Living Fortress (06:45)
02. The Ruby (04:48)
03. Further Down (06:33)
04. Zeal (07:45)
05. Scatterprey (05:40)
06. Solitude Pith (10:17)
07. Dysphoria (07:45)
08. Spire (06:37)
09. Withdrawal (05:16)

Band profile: Barren Earth
Posted: 10.02.2018 by BloodTears


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Comments: 4   Visited by: 119 users
10.02.2018 - 15:05
Great song
10.02.2018 - 18:46
High Fist Prog
Not bad, about what you'd expect from these guys.
11.02.2018 - 01:10
Antti Myllynen's keys make a big difference in the composition. You can still hear the old mix of influences, but Myllinen's playing pulls the song more towards a modern symphonic metal feel and less towards the classic hard prog sound that Mårtenson brought to the band.
Nie mój cyrk, nie moje małpy
12.02.2018 - 12:45
Describing the melodies as "pompous" made me chuckle. Nevertheless, I liked the song.
Li'ed - Prog-Metal from Jerusalem

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