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Lyric Video Premiere: Orator – “Elder (Waltz To Decay)”

Technical death metal has become quite a huge underground scene with new bands being formed and new albums being released seemingly every day. It’s a pleasure to see some of those bands find their own style within the confines of the genre and try new things.

Orator from Seattle, Washington, who name bands such as Behemoth, The Black Dahlia Murder, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Cattle Decapitation, Suffocation, Nile, Soreption and Anaal Nathrakh as their influences, are such a band. With their debut album they prove themselves as a force to be reckoned with. Kallipolis is an exciting and surprisingly unique sounding album. The technical riffs and brutal drums common for the genre are combined with a blackened atmosphere and a refreshingly organic approach to songwriting that make Orator stand out from most modern tech death bands.

Today we are pleased to present the brand new lyric video for the album’s third track “Elder (Waltz To Decay)” to you. Check it out below and make sure to listen to the whole album at Orator’s Bandcamp page and pick up one of the limited edition CDs afterwards. This is an album no death metal devotee should overlook this year.

When asked for comment. the band responded with lyrics from the song:

We who shaped this world in fear-driven negligence humbly assert our claim to all we could ever want free of consequence. 

What concern is needed for the state of the world left behind from those who’s time is already through?

If you like what you hear, make sure to follow Orator on Instagram, Facebook and YouTube!

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Ian Lovdahl September 18, 2018 at 12:25 pm

This is so sick, can’t believe I missed this. Awesome feature, Matthias.

Matthias Schmidt September 19, 2018 at 6:58 am

Thanks, man! It’s such a good album.


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