Fleshworld is a Sludge/Post-Metal Band from Krakow, Poland
The members are:
Mateusz Szczurek – guitars, synths
Łukasz Klamiński – bass
Kuba Leszko – guitars
Szymon Łuczyński – drums
Tytus Kalicki – vocals
Fleshworld fuses Post-Hardcore, Sludge, Post-Rock and Post-Metal riffs to bombastic results with their excellent debut album - Like We're All Equal Again.
A stunning hybrid of moods and elements combining for one heavy as fuck experience. If you're a fan of Neursois, Cult Of Luna and Isis then you're going to dig Fleshworld big time like I did. Their debut album perfectly blends the different moods with stunning vocals to match.
You may think that you have heard all this type of Post-Metal music before. But look again as Fleshworld definitely have some impressive ideas and riffs of their own to impress you with. The first two tracks - Like We're All Equal Again and Hereinafter - lay down the ground work for the album to build upon. As Fleshworld toy with your emotions with perfectly placed vibes of anthemic Post-Rock matched against the heavier Post-Metal riffs.
Vocalist Tytus shows a whole range of emotion through out the album that's it's hard not to be moved by it all. Even when he is shouting death growls at you at full force. There is something about him that makes him dangerous and ever so endearing at the same time.
The same goes for his bandmates who strike the perfect balance of post-rock saviours against the more dangerous post-metal outlaws destroying everything in their wake. So if you're fan of beautifully played majestic Post-Rock then you will find much to enjoy here especially on the wonderfully played - Chant Of Many Voices - which has some excellent Post-Rock riffs you can lose yourself into. But beware as there is danger lurking in the darkness. This 9 minute epic features some brutal riffs waiting to explode and once it does it's very hard to escape.
The album is one of many different moods with Fleshworld perfectly balancing the harsher Post-Metal landscapes against the more calmer restrained Post-Rock atmospherics. It's a wise decision that Fleshworld never stay in one territory for too long as it gives the album a wonderful schizophrenic feel.
It's the albums final 3 tracks which makes this album stands out. The impressive 11 minute epic - Dust Easter - is worth it for the purchase of the album alone. As it shows what Fleshworld can do once in full flight. A track which will last long in the memory due it's passionate vocals and riffs combining for one actioned packed ride.
Fleshworld have delivered a truly stunning debut album that will appeal to all fans of Sludge/Post-Metal. If you want something to excite you from the word go then I recommend you check these guys out now. You won't be sorry.
On this form Fleshworld could be on an equal level with some of the Sludge/Post-Metal greats in the next few years.
Excellent and Highly Recommended.
Thanks to Tytusand Unquiet Records for sending us a promo to review. Like We're All Equal Again is now available to buy on BandCamp from €2. And that price it's an absolute steal.
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