Grant The Sun – Grant The Sun – Norwegian Progressive Metal Share Music Video “Death Is Real”

Grant The Sun – Grant The Sun – Norwegian Progressive Metal Share Music Video “Death Is Real” 

Norwegian progressive metal trio Grant The Sun, comprised of current and former members of Insense and Beaten to Death, today reveal a lyric video for a new track titled “Death Is Real”, which is taken from their first full-length album “Voyage”, due for release on June 9th via Mas-Kina Records.
The follow-up to the band’s critically lauded EP “Sylvain” is a 39-minute inventive and powerful musical experience, journeying through the realms of prog, metal and post-rock, masterfully weaving from pounding and fierce polymetric metal through sprawling and irreverent groove-laden riffs to beautifully captivating melodies. Pre-orders for the vinyl version are now available at this location.

“Death Is Real” is now playing at Heavy Blog Is Heavy, who had this to say about the full album “Which is exactly what Voyage is. It’s one part stoner metal album, with screamed vocals and meaty riffs, one part weirdo progressive rock, with syncopation and staccato time-signatures that will make the biggest Meshuggah fan use their fingers to count, and one part Tangerine Dream like hallucination.”

Watch “Death Is Real” lyric video here.

Having launched three Eps to date, all entirely instrumental, “Voyage” is the first ever Grant the Sun release to incorporate vocals, with guitarist Markus Lillehaug Johnsen handling all clean vocalizations while guitarist Martin Rygge (who also handles guitars in grindcore group Beaten To Death) providing the fiercer screams. It’s also the first release to be written with the bass lines in mind. Previous effort “Sylvain” was pivotal to this change, when producer Danne Bergstrand and Meshuggah guitar extraordinaire Fredrik Thordendal thought the songs lacked some bass frequencies and Thordendal steeped in to play bass on the EP.

As a result, “Voyage” is undoubtedly their greatest and most complete achievement to date, encompassing a wide breadth of moods and sonic landscapes and at the same time avoiding easy categorization.

The band reflected on direction of the new material “Every element of leads, layers, spoken words and vocals were added to enliven the voyage under water. The concept was the key element from writing to post-production.”