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German Melodic Death Metal Act, Hiraes, released their new album 'Dormant' on 26th January 2024 via Napalm Records.

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HIRAES (feat. former members of DAWN OF DISEASE & CRITICAL MESS) strike back with their sophomore modern melodic death metal assault!

German-based melodic death metal formation HIRAES – featuring former members of DAWN OF DISEASE and CRITICAL MESS – strikes back with their hotly-anticipated sophomore studio album! Dormant will furiously kick off the new year, slated for release on January 26, 2024 via Napalm Records.

Compared to their lauded 2021debut, Solitary, it's immediately evident that HIRAES did not only grow within their sound due to countless live appearances, but have invested more time and energy into developing their sophisticated songwriting and production, leaning further into their own unique sound profile.Due to the use of varying keys and sonic elements, Dormant is undoubtedly fresh without sacrificing the nuances that caused their first album to connect so successfully with fans.

With their very first offering, HIRAES already created an exciting new melodic death emergence, built upon a brutalized vocal attack, intense melodies and aggressive guitars.On Dormant, HIRAES flexes their own trademarks in an intensified way, ranging from versatile drumming, catchy riffs and hymn-like melodies to enthralling soundscapes and an impressive vocal onslaught by singer Britta. From the epic intro of album opener "Through The Storm" - which bursts into a thunderous melodic death metal assault- to fast-paced ragers like "We Owe No One", HIRAES delivers a truly versatile album performance! The record’s lyrical themes explore the struggles and resilience of society amid modern challenges,and inspires listeners to find calmness and strength by focusing within themselves- ultimately culminating in the monumental title track "Dormant".

Dormant was mixed by Jens Bogren and Ricardo Borges, and was mastered by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios in Sweden. HIRAES' second studio album is a stirring, intense and dynamic death metal affair that is both heavily brutal and dark, yet full of melodic melancholy. This album is highly recommended for fans of Insomnium, Dark Tranquillity, Arch Enemy, Amon Amarth and At The Gates!

Novacaine Rating: 10/10 - "Death Metal is not usually my forte, the last melodic death metal act that truly captured my attention was Beyond Your Design, Hiraes has snapped me into focus with their brand new album 'Dormant', it is epic!!"

Listen to Dormant Now!:

Favourite Track: Undercurrent

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