Premiere: Aronious – “Delusions of Superiority”
It’s tech death time, and we’ve got an awesome new track for you.
It’s been a good long while since we’ve heard from Green Bay technocrats Aronious, and I could not be more ready for some new jams. Truth in Perception had a pretty sweet mixture of low, heavy riffs of varying dissonant and melodic flavors, and we’re long overdue for a full length. Fortunately, that wait is nearly at an end: today, we’re bringing you the first taste of Perspicacity, Aronious’s upcoming full-length and Artisan Era debut. The band has some insight to shed regarding the recording process and long downtime between albums:
“Perspicacity is our debut concept album that has been in the works for quite a long time. Some of the material was written even before our E.P ‘Truth in Perception’ came out in 2014. We are happy to announce the long-awaited album for release in early 2020. We tracked all the instruments with our guitarist Nick Weyers at his studio and produced the album ourselves prior to sending it to Mark Lewis for mixing and mastering. The recording process was a long and tedious one. Meticulously analyzing each section to be sure we brought something we felt to be very special to all who have waited and to all who will discover us with this new release. We are excited to bring you our most ambitious musical effort yet.”
That process of ensuring everything felt special has certainly paid off; “Delusions of Superiority” feels like a very different beast from the band we heard in 2014. The music is still heavy as all hell, but it’s much more directed and intense than their previous effort. The tune’s sheer ferocity and churning instrumentals remind me a bit of Deviant Process, and the melodies are like an angrier take on their new labelmates Aethereus‘s sound. It’s a perfect blend of brains and brawn, and it has me very excited to hear the rest of the album.