III

by IN HUMAN FORM

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Weeping Stones
3.
Canonical Detritus

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“III” is the third full-length album of Massachussets' IN HUMAN FORM, a formidable quintet of highly talented musicians devoted to an avant-garde kind of metal with strong esoteric and philosophical tints. Their 2017 sophomore release, the amazing “Opening of the Eye by the Death of the I” was a remarkable blend of aggressive black metal and progressive music, but in “III” the band's style matures and evolves even further, birthing an audacious and breathtaking musical hybrid by perfectly amalgamating the musicians' extreme metal background with their love for 70's prog and jazz-fusion. “There were many new avenues that we experimented with, especially guitar solos”, explains guitarist Nicholas Clark; “that really tested out limits and dug up some interesting influences. A track like 'Weeping Stones' was actually recorded live with a few overdubs, to give it much more emotion and tightness; and I ended up using the Mellotron quite extensively as well, as a nod to our 70's prog influences.”

On the strength of an unbridled creativity and the innate elegance of their songwriting, IN HUMAN FORM pack an album comprised of only 3 long, very complex tracks. And yet they don't give in to the temptation to abandon the music to its own course. On the contrary, they conduct it with firmness towards horizons of incredible splendour and beauty, where the spiteful black metal vocals, the wondrous guitar-driven accelerations and the granitic rhythm section calm down to an atmosphere of pure lyricism, often culminating in majestic, colourful melodies and sensual notes of keyboards and saxophones.

Kishor Haulenbeek's cover painting --a modern Vitruvian Man, inscribed in perfect geometrical forms, yet chained up, blindfolded and muzzled-- speaks loud about the band's ultimate goal: to liberate the soul from its constraints, to find a meaning for our mortal existence by shaping the divine in human form.

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releases December 13, 2019

TRACKLIST
1. Apocrypha Carrion (17:52)
2. Weeping Stones (07:46)
3. Canonical Detritus (21:31)

Total Time 47:09

NICHOLAS CLARK - Guitar, Alto Sax, Keyboard,
Samples, Spoken Word on "Weeping Stones"
RICH DIXON - Drums
PATRICK DUPRAS - Vocals, Lyrics
SHALIN SHAH - Bass Guitar
DAVE KAMINSKY - Guitar, Engineering, Mixing

Guest Musicians:
EVAN CRANDELL - Alto, Tenor, and Baritone Sax
HANNAH PITKIN - Vocals

Cover painting by Kishor Haulenbeek
Art direction and layout by Francesco Gemelli
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Cat. Nr. IVR124

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Track Name: Apocrypha Carrion (Edit)
Lead us into Temptation
Into a convalescent state
Whispers on a sickle's gleam
As we follow ye unto Our Death

Begining to end
Every instance dissected
All carcasses become sequences
For submission

To untangle the strands of worship
For time will be perverted and exploited
To never know truest splendour
To never know truest form
Watch now as the bleak turns wonderous

The hour has come believe and repent!
Raise your voices! Lift your hearts!
The hour has come believe and repent!

This, exactly what thou scythe has craved
This enraptures such holocaust senses
Oh, the wonderful lambs laid out for the sacrifice
Their blood replenishes the dying Earth

"The Deaths that close windows
Are the Deaths that open doors"

As vultures come to dismantle
Bit by bit the flesh and the bones
Raizing forms down to their frames
Like so many stones in a cathedral

You're grasping at straws
You're praying to strawmen
You're feeding on lies
You've been thrown to the lions
Maws seem so mysterious
With their wings of purity
It's in their jaws you'll disappear
Masticated into excretus

And who is the one who has bound us?
Who is the one who sets us free?
Human made manicles melt
From everlasting fires within us
Stars leaving a sense of no light
Cosmic waves are obsolete
From the ways to which we are bound
To the forces from which we escape

The veil is about to descend
Descent is the key to creation
Extremes of beyond is limitation
Lapses of logic twisted towards faith
Oblivion, ignites again
In the doors of imagination:

Does one need a key?
A key to this lock
Or am I the lock?
Am I the key?
I am the lock!
Therefore I am the key!

Tongues can be silenced by swords
Hearts can be blinded by love
Hate can be bounded by and to voids
For your I is a Luminous Darkness
Demise just seems so rational
When existence is a disjointed curse
We've clawed and we've tunneled
Not through our own eyes
But through our own I

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