Not for the faint of heart, having energised us with “Catalyst“, Oshawa, Canada’s Maitreya have just released the second single “Departed” from their 25th June 2021 dropping album “Hyper Reels“. It’s often said that extremes push out but with this new work the band are promising a higher degree of complexity in their Progressive Death Metal sound, which has been compared with early Between The Buried And Me in some parts.
Maitreya comments on the single: “Departed is the most complex and exploratory song on the record. It showcases an evolving and progressive song structure illustrating our signature bag of tricks; frenetic riffs, operatic layered vocals, crushing breakdowns, and dense textures. Lyrically the song borrows concepts from AI fiction (Westworld, The Matrix and Blade Runner) that explore the nature of consciousness, intelligence, and reincarnation.”