It’s been a long, hard road for New Jersey progressive death metal group Binary Code. They released their first LP, Suspension of Disbelief, back in 2009 to warm reception and built on that momentum almost immediately with their 2010 Priest EP. Every indication seemed to be that they would follow that up with a sophomore LP a few years later. For a variety of reasons though things did not work out according to plan. I actually sat down with Binary Code guitarist and founder Jesse Zuretti recently to talk extensively about the obstacles and challenges the band have faced during that time, which will be coming out in the form of a neat little interview video sometime soon. In the meantime though, the band have gone ahead and finally announced their long-awaited second album, Moonsblood, and with it first single “Immersion.”
“Immersion” represents a pretty marked shift for the band towards more melodic and atmospheric progressive metal closer to the likes of Textures than the harsher tech-death edge of their early material. Most immediately noticeable is the presence of powerful clean vocals, which come courtesy of “new” (at least since their previous release) vocalist Oded Weinstock. It’s a neat, compact track that serves as a good introduction to an album that Zuretti claims is direct intersection of where the band started and where they’re going.
The band are promising plenty of other goodies between now and Moonsblood‘s release May 24th (pre-order through their Bandcamp here), so be sure to follow them on Facebook to get the latest, and keep your eyes peeled for our own upcoming video feature with them!