Released today via WormHoleDeath, Persistence of Memory (reviewed here) is the stunning debut album from Leicester-based alt-rockers Final Coil. An album of furious highs and aching lows, it draws the listener away from the vagaries of modernity, into a hazy realm where gold-rimmed sunsets give way to hazy dawns.
For those seeking an instant fix, the fire and fury of tracks like In silent Reproach (simultaneously released as a video clip directed by Cabin Boy Jump Ship’s Jay Hillyer) and Corruption (complete with stunning lyric video courtesy of Very Metal Art’s Andy Pilkington), provide a snapshot of the band at their most thrillingly metallic. For those wishing to leave the everyday world behind, epic progressive workouts such as failed light and alienation ebb and flow in time to a dark pulse as the band explore the bittersweet regrets that flood the mind during the early hours of the morning.
Check out the video for ‘In Silent Reproach’ now:
Recorded in Italy with Wahoomi Corvi (The Way of Purity; Cretura) and mastered by acclaimed musician Magnus Lindberg (Cult of Luna, Heads), the album is an acclaimed sonic journey that sees Final Coil marshal their eclectic range of influences to create something that is uniquely their own.
Praise for Persistence of Memory
“It manages to make the listener mentally travel, completely releasing the mind and introducing it into a particular world created by them” 8/10 – Giornale Metal
“A truly stunning debut… Too much awesomeness to mention.” 5/6 Zero Tolerance (79)
“Equal parts atmospheric, beautifully haunting and mind numbingly heavy, with no weak link to be found.” 9/10 – Totally Tankered
“A highly impressive debut album…” 8/10 – Musipedia of metal
“A sense of melody, heaviness and light, and shade dynamics.” 8/10 – Powerplay (200)