EXTOL Release ‘A Gift Beyond Human Reach’ VideoTuesday, 11th June 2013
Reactivated Norwegian metal band EXTOL have unleashed the video for “A Gift Beyond Human Reach”, the fourth track from their upcoming self-titled album, which can be seen below. The album is slated for release on June 25 (one day earlier internationally) through Indie Recordings. Mastermind Ole Børud has returned, and along with Husvik and Peter Espevoll, the trio now constitutes the 2013 lineup of EXTOL.
According to a press release, EXTOL’s new CD ”is a like a complex metallic alloy. The playfulness of the songs and the brutal bonding of genres are transformed into a fusion of atmospheric and harmonic prog rock, merged with the tempered thrash and death metal that EXTOL so uniquely master. This album leads us straight to the core of EXTOL.”
Drummer David Husvik comments: “Extol is the album that was planned all the way, but never materialized. Partly due to changes in the lineup, but also because of the band’s urge to always reach for something new. The album is the recap of 20 years of EXTOL history, both musically and lyrically.”
With a long-awaited creative collaboration with Jens Bogren (OPETH, PARADISE LOST, ENSLAVED) and some truly magnificent artwork by Travis Smith (KATATONIA, OPETH, DEATH), EXTOL has managed to create a timeless masterpiece and the vision of the band seems clearer than ever.
Extol track listing:
2. Open The Gates
4. A Gift Beyond Human Reach
5. Faltering Moves
6. Behold The Sun
7. Dawn Of Redemption
10. Unveiling The Obscure