The Forlorn Path is the new offering from cinematic metal project, Masser, releasing on the 2nd February 2024. Driving guitars, catchy hooks, soaring melodies and haunting atmospheres make for an enticing and thrilling journey across dynamic soundscapes. The video for the title track is available to watch now via BeheadingTheTraitor.
Ethereal orchestration soon leads to thundering heavy instrumentation bringing both catchy rhythms and intense drama. ‘The Forlorn Path’ serves as a reflection of Gideon’s journey through the forlorn path, a representation of the uncertainty and emotional turmoil he faced while grappling with his deteriorating health. With heartfelt lyrics and poignant melodies, it invites listeners to empathize with the artist’s struggles and offers a glimpse into the complex emotions surrounding the acceptance of a life-altering condition.
Masser is the brainchild of Gideon Waxman, former drummer of the UK metalcore band Familiar Spirit. After stepping away from touring, Waxman decided to embark on a new creative journey. With an ardent desire to express himself as a songwriter, Gideon has found solace and artistic liberation in crafting deeply expressive and powerful cinematic music. His compositions are characterized by dark folk-tinged layers, rich sonic textures, and melodies that have the ability to evoke a wide range of emotions within the listener. With a keen focus on creating immersive soundscapes, Gideon’s music invites listeners on a transformative journey.
While influenced by artists and styles from the realms of metal, Masser draws inspiration from video game and film soundtracks including the Elder Scrolls video games series and Lord of the Rings. Composers Jeremy Soule, Hans Zimmer, and James Newton Howard, also play a notable role in inspiring creativity for Masser’s music.
Masser emerged with the release their debut album Chain of Gifts in December 2022. Following the recent release of the single, ‘Creed of a Worshipped Weapon’, Masser is preparing to unveil the EP The Forlorn Path on the 2nd February 2024.
Gideon Waxman (Songwriter, Lyricist, Multi-Instrumentalist)
FFO: Insomnium, Gojira, Wintersun, Hans Zimmer
Composed and performed by: Gideon Waxman
Produced/Engineered/Mixed/Mastered: Simon Jackman
The Forlorn Path Track Listing:
1. The Forlorn Path
2. Creed of a Worshipped Weapon
3. Hour of the Wolf
4. Through the Mist