Presented in October this year, the newest album from atmospheric post metal act THE FIFTH ALLIANCE has just received a proper video teaser, produced by the one and only Chariot Of Black Moth! Powerful and dark, their second album “Death Poems” consists of four new tracks that masterfully blend gritty and harsh sludge with emotive, gloomy post-metal moments. With this record, THE FIFTH ALLIANCE have taken a significant step forward and developed a more powerful and emotionally intense sound, especially in the vocal delivery of Silvia Berger. There is something deeply disturbing and touching about the singer’s performance as if she is lamenting the loss of a loved one. If you are a fan of doomy, harsh and emotive post-metal, then “Death Poems” is going to be one of your favourite releases of 2015.
“Death Poems” album is slated for an October 30th release via Consouling Sounds (CD), on tape via Breathe Plastic Records, Diorama Records, and vinyl (the release date for this format is not set yet) via WOOAAARGH, Dingleberry Records, Grains Of Sand Records, Monomentum Collective, Smithsfoodgroup DIY, Solitary Wolf/Vleesklak Records and Vinylaceton!
THE FIFTH ALLIANCE was conceived in Breda, The Netherlands late 2006. The newly formed band took inspiration from chaotic hardcore bands like Coalesce, Botch, Converge combined with heavy acts like Isis, Cult Of Luna, Poison The Well, which resulted in the band self-released EP, ‘Fear Consumption’, in 2007. Their follow-up EP ‘Reflections On Consciousness’ saw the light of day through Crossfirecult Records in 2009, packed with dissonant riffs, rhythmic twists and heavy grooves. Playing numerous shows strengthened the band as a solid, tight playing force to be reckoned with.
In 2010 and 2011, the band encountered some setbacks from leaving band members, which allowed them to re-direct their musical course. Reinforced by a new rhythmic section, the band slowly labored forward with writing new songs and drawing more and more influences from sludge and doom music.
By Summer 2012, the band started recording their first full length album ‘Unrevealed Secrets Of Ruin’. Their new album, which was released on Demons Run Amok Entertainment delivered massive, sludge/doom/hardcore merged into seven epic tracks, ranging from slow, gut wrenching riffing, claustrophobic screaming by vocalist Silvia, to hectic and fast blasts. ‘Unrevealed Secrets Of Ruin’ deals with isolation, loss, self-destructive nature of man, organized religion and blind consumption.