Hungarian melodic metallers ESPERFALL have released their long-awaited new music video, Nature Of The Disease (The Second Advent). The track is the heaviest and most aggressive track on their album Origins In Darkness.
The intensity of emotions stems from the pain and fear of a chronic illness that affects the person mentally and physically as well. Just like in their song Retreat Into Dreamland, the lyrics are a conversation between the sufferer and the illness itself. However, in this case, the person tries to fight back and refuses to identify themselves with the illness and refuses to accept the fact that the disease could take control of their life. In this song, we hear a true warrior who is in pain, struggling, and very aware of the self-sabotage that goes hand in hand with the disease but refuses to stop fighting. The fast-paced vocals express the rage and impatience but also the excruciating despair, showing the primal nature and fragility of the human mind at the same time.
The title of the song reflects the process of gaining the ability to unravel the true nature of the illness that is debilitating the protagonist of the story. Using this knowledge allows the person to fight this malady more effectively and slowly step onto the road to healing.
ABOUT THE ALBUMOrigins In Darkness presents the initial phase of the human soul’s journey as it forces itself to face its inner demons. As every dark phase in our lives, this state is the starting point of a deep, spiritual journey and self-discovery. Every song is an echo of a major emotional issue vocalized with self-criticism, doubt and fear fuelled with anger and disbelief, oftentimes directed towards our society. These are the battles we have to face in our everyday lives.
This journey and process comes with the inevitable act of turning inward, diving deeper and deeper into our own souls, rediscovering ourselves and coping with part of ourselves we don’t want to pay attention to or want to deny. The album is the invocation of every listener’s hidden emotional or mental answers to every question they never were brave enough to ask and everything they don’t want to think about. To the person who undertakes this spiritual journey it feels like the dissection of their own soul. Some diseases and disorders – physical or mental – are created, manifested by ourselves. This statement is the core message of the myriad of emotions the album is pondering upon.
Album title: Origins In DarknessAlbum release date: 1 April 2022 Label: H-Music Hungary ‘Origins In Darkness’ album tracklist: A Gift From The Gods Tempest In Paradise (The First Advent) Retreat Into Dreamland Plato’s Cave Nature Of The Disease (The Second Advent) Don’t Leave Me Behind No Tomorrow (The Third Advent) Futures & Options Black Flag Cortex Breakdown Music by Zsombor Zathureczky Lyrics by Nóra Sima Additional lyrics by Péter Wachal and Attila Pécz Arrangements by Attila Pécz, Nóra Sima, Péter Wachal, László Gábeli, Szabolcs Kerek Record/edit/mix/master by Denevér Sound Studio (Szolnok, Hungary) Album cover and booklet design by Nóra Sima