Montreal, Canada’s Cydemind, are a unique progressive metal outfit where they use a violin instead of vocals, are gearing up for their sophomore effort, The Descent, out this Friday (4th). The follow-up to their 2017 debut, Erosion, is expected to hear more of an evolved sound from the group. As drummer Alexander Dagenais explains:
“With Erosion, we were young and were still trying to define our own sound, which is why we previously chose producer Chris Donaldson (Cryptopsy, The Agonist, Beyond Creation), who had considerable experience under his belt. This time around, the band has made a decision to lean toward self-production. Although we’ve encountered obstacles along the way, as well as significant delays, we couldn’t be prouder of the final product.”
Today (2nd), the group has teamed up with Metal Insider for an early stream of the album.
Guitarist Kevin Paquet comments:
“Structurally, the album really represents a descent into hell. The first track, Obsessions, acts as an opening. There are rhythmic and melodic motifs from each track on the album. The opening melody acts a bit like the leitmotif of the obsession (whichever it is) and comes up several times throughout the album. Subsequently, the album continues with Hoax, which incorporates several elements of funk. As the name suggests, you should not expect the album to respect that tone; on the contrary, the music gradually turns into something much darker and complex.”
Stream the album below and pre-order it here: