Freedom of Fear is no doubt one of the best kept secrets Australia’s extreme metal underground - an honour set to be shed following their worldwide signing to EVP Recordings. With respectful nods to everything from Death to Deafheaven, they harness a viruoustic ability to rival the excess of the greats of yesteryear, and a classy sensibility that enables the band to maintain an acutely modern relevance, these youthful Adelaidians bridge the class of the old with the excitement of the new for a journey into extreme metal that simply begs for your full attention. With an electric video directed by Colin Jeffs (Alpha Wolf, Aversions Crown) premiering now on the EVP Recordings YouTube channel, the band’s debut full-length ‘Nocturnal Gates’ will follow on August 2.
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Don’t be fooled by the name making mere reference to a form of Metal that is not being celebrated here. Also, try not to put too much importance on the ridiculous song titles. This is serious stuff we’re dealing with here. Atmospheric progressive Death Metal meets black opera, meets intelligent lyrics about a dying earth and human scum. This record keeps spinning in my player for months now and I don’t grow tired of its daring take on brutality. May the slimy goddess be with you! Mohemian