A Mourning Star, the Canadian metalcore band, has thrust forth their latest single, “Would It Be Easier If My Flesh Tangled Through This Blade,” a title as verbose as it is evocative. While paying homage to metalcore pioneers like Poison The Well and 7 Angels 7 Plagues, they delve into a melodic cacophony that weaves scream-sung vocals with labyrinthine guitar riffs.
“The song is basically a metaphor to me about the long process of personal healing and the frustrations that come with it,” says vocalist Elijah Robinson.
Robinson was inspired to pen the lyrics following a domestic accident—a truncated fingertip, a visceral scene. However, it wasn’t the literal loss of a body part that fueled this composition but rather the existential process of healing and frustration accompanying it.
Having made an initial splash with “To See Your Beauty Fade” in March 2022, the band has since hit the road with fellow metalcore ensemble Serration and opened for acts like Knocked Loose and Chamber.
Their debut album “A Reminder of the Wound Unhealed,” set to drop on October 13th, is a polished compilation of urgency and restrained chaos, capturing the band’s transition from raw promise to a more nuanced artistic maturity.
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