TODOMAL: Spanish dark metal entity unveils “Antichrist Of Love” single
TODOMAL: Spanish dark metal entity unveils “Antichrist Of Love” single, sophomore album “A Greater Good” out soon
Today Spanish dark metal entity TODOMAL shares the second single from their sophomore album “A Greater Good”. Watch the video of “Antichrist of Love” at THIS LOCATION.
The album is due out on November 24th 2023 via Ardua Music.
“Antichrist of love, that sinister part of our hearts that leads us to selfishness, arrogance, which distances us from others, preventing us from forming strong relationships with fellow human beings. That hedonistic monster that always craves more, is never satisfied until it lays waste to everything in its path, and at the same time, it is both a reward and a punishment. A reward because it satisfies that primal and carnivorous need. A punishment because, in the end, it forces us to confront the consequences of its voracity. This antichrist is our doppelganger, the absorbed twin, who sometimes wants to surface”.
1. Silent Mass
2. High Time
3. Infero Tristi
4. Ultima Lucerna
5. Dust and Nothingness
6. Antichrist of Love
8. A Greater Good
TODOMAL is back with “A Greater Good”, their new studio album. The Spanish duo,formed by Christopher B. Wildman and Javier Fernández (Asgaroth, Nexus 6, The Heretic, Dejadeath, etc.) brings a collection of “dark songs” (as they like to define it), which began with the seeds planted in “Ultracrepidarian”, their debut album.
The band’s music has evolved into a complex, dense, and unclassifiable album that takes us on a journey through somber landscapes, existential doubts, tragicomedy, and spiritual and personal unrest. “A Greater Good” poses challenging questions, wrapped in music that is sometimes dark and at other times luminous, spanning from slow-tempo to progressive rock to quasi-mystical litanies. The path they embarked upon with their debut album, leading to desolate landscapes and the emptiness of the plateau, has continued into darker territories, reminiscent of tenebrist altarpieces, where doubts about what is right or wrong, what we do in this world to earn redemption, or why we have a nefarious tendency to destroy what we love are depicted against a smoldering forest. The journey continues, despite the obstacles.
“A Greater Good” boasts ambitious production to accommodate all its elements, like pieces of a giant mosaic. Vocal harmonies, acoustic elements, and occasional orchestral arrangements blend with serpentine opera-rock pieces, making their way by clawing through the earth.
Once again, the voice of Teodora Gosheva, the collaboration of Darío Garrido on the Spanish guitar and the audio assistance of ESOTERIC‘s Greg Chandler complete the work.
Special mention goes to the album cover, created by the multifaceted Paloma Pájaro, who brilliantly and resolutely encapsulates everything mentioned above.
The sophomore album of this prolific space doom duo will no doubt appeal to fans of bands like CANDLEMASS, KRUX, PINK FLOYD, AVATARIUM and, we dare to say, old GHOST! Doom on!