Article By: Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist ‡ Edited By: Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor
From Cluj-Napoca, Romania comes LEFT HAND PATH, a relatively newer extreme metal unit made up of several veteran musicians with years of experience behind them.
Three of the band’s five members previously played together in Malpraxis and now, with the band’s collective ties to such acts as Negura Bunget, Marchosias, Dark Aevum, Skullp, and Toy Machines, LEFT HAND PATH have arrived. This will be more fully realized when the band releases their eponymous EP début via Loud Rage Music on June 17th.
With their underlying roots in death metal, the quintet inject intensely potent components of progressive thrash and groove metal into their songs. What results from this process then is off the charts with a precisely refined aggression, simultaneously volatile and explosive. To acquaint listeners with this reality, LEFT HAND PATH are sharing a new lyric video for one of the EP’s songs, the title track, “Left Hand Path“.
On Friday, June 14th, Riff Relevant will host the exclusive premiere of a pre-release, full stream of the imminent EP from LEFT HAND PATH. You will be able to immerse yourself in the deepest recesses of this ferocious recording several days prior to its official unleashing upon the denizens of this planet. Until that time, enjoy today’s video presentation, along with a previously shared clip for another song from the EP, “Egoschism“, included below.
02. The Hole In Man
03. Cognitive Ills
05. Left Hand Path
06. Greater Than Us
‘Left Hand Path‘ was recorded, mixed, and mastered at Liveset Studios in Cluj-Napoca with engineers Doru Cailean and Sebastian Damian. Adorned with artwork created by artist Alexandru Das, the self-titled EP from LEFT HAND PATH will arrive June 17th from Loud Rage Music. Find format based pre-order available at these links:
LEFT HAND PATH:
Cristian Aionese (vocals)
Ádám András (guitar)
Wagner Tamás (guitar)
Szenasi Attila (bass)
José Morales (drums)