As A Conceit is finally proud to be streaming in full, via Prog Sphere, their debut full length, titled Frown Upon Us, a day before it’s official release on December 2nd. Stream it below. You can also read our review of the album here.
After releasing three jaw-dropping singles -one of them including none other than Philip Strand of Normandie, the quintet is now unleashing their full length in full force, and letting the music speak for itself.
Taking inspiration from bands such as Architects and Northlane, the progressive metallers deliver a crushing blend of technicality and melody, without losing sight of the message they want to deliver: anger, dismay but at the same time also a sliver of hope for the world we live in. And the timing for such feelings has never been more spot on. For any fan who enjoys technicality, ambiance and gut-wrenching vocals supported by an thundering musical assault, or for anyone who’s enjoyed the latest Architects albums, this is an album that should not be missed out on.
The band elaborate on the whole LP and what the meaning behind it is, how it came together: “‘Frown Upon Us‘ sings about the struggle of the human nature. We, among the others, try to cope with the absence of reference points, ready to face the nothingness that’s waiting for us on the other side. It’s about oppression, about injustice and coarse reality that nullifies hope. Alternating the heaviness of researched guitar riffs and sharp vocals with punchy gang choruses and drifting interludes we tried to achieve the perfect balance to entertain the listener while sharing our burden under the shape of a clear message: we are all doomed“.
Listen to Frown Upon Us below, and stay connected with As A Conceit via Facebook.