About the Album
What do you get when you mix a long winter with a pandemic of a lifetime
and a bunch of synths lying around? The cabin fever stemming from an endless lockdown and the resulting mental demise? According to Vexillary, the perfect backdrop for a sonic self-portrait documenting one’s brush with madness.
Vexillary’s first proper full-length album after a steady string of EPs is the result of such experiment. Working around the clock often through long caffeine fueled sessions, Vexillary took on a method actor’s approach to lock himself into the manic state needed to arrive at the intense sound suggested by the title of the record.
After the conceptual, SurViolenceEP, Vexillary wanted to create a personal record as a form of therapy to examine the darkest parts of his own psyche. The resulting 8 tracks that shape the record document the demise of a protagonist from flirting with madness and burnout, all the way to the point of total nervous breakdown and mania.
The record features guest vocalists WARTERAUM (on ‘Scent of Torture’) and La Strange (on ‘The Descent’) in addition to Vexillary taking on different vocal duties to inject each track with a different personality and represent various layers of Vexillary’s demented mind.
But it’s not all doom and gloom as the record ends on a beautiful note in ‘Exit the Void’ to suggest a new beginning, or is it a celebration of a cruel end? You’ll have to listen to the full album to come to your own conclusion as there is way more than meets the mind in the twisted world of FullFrontalLunacy.
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