Mental Cruelty veröffentlichen neue Singles “Symphony of a Dying Star” und “Zwielicht”

Kriss Jakob

Zu Beginn dieser Woche überraschten Mental Cruelty ihre Fans mit einem Teaser, der zum einen auf neue Musik schließen lässt und außerdem ihren neuen Sänger preis gab. Jetzt veröffentlicht die Band gleich zwei neue Tracks – „Symphony of a Dying Star“ und „Zwielicht“ – zusammen mit der Bekanntgabe ihres neuen Sängers Lukas Nicolai [Sun Eater (auch bekannt als Impale)].

Mental Cruelty kommentieren: “The first song ‘Zwielicht’ (old German for twilight), which serves as the intro, is a poem written by Marvin (guitars) and it’s about the demon called depression that slowly creeps into your body to a point where it takes full control over your life. The poem comes from a very personal place and serves as a way of letting go and processing hard and dark stages of life in the past. Musically, the song is heavily inspired by classic Nordic folk songs and was recorded with ancient instruments that you wouldn’t quite expect in this kind of music. ‘Symphony Of A Dying Star’ serves as the continuation of ‘Zwielicht’ musically as well as lyrically. We accompany a wanderer on his journey through a winter landscape. All life around him seems to be trapped in hibernation and eternal ice while a surreal feeling of deafness creeps up on him. The winter itself serves as a metaphor for loneliness, the end of all things and the transience of life. At some point, all things start to fade away and it is the fate that will overtake us all once when standing on the threshold between life and death. The whole concept of this 2-track song is about letting things go and die to make place for a new start and a new beginning. We couldn’t quite play shows and work on new music as we wanted to the last two years due to the pandemic and having to find a new vocalist, so we wanted to make a cut and a new beginning.”

Mental Cruelty line-up:
Lukas Nicolai – vocals
Nahuel Lozano – guitars
Marvin Kessler – guitars
Viktor Dick – bass
Danny Straßer – drums