Hungary’s metal frontrunners, Ektomorf, release their brand new album offering, titled “Vivid Black”, via powerhouse label AFM Records. A first single, the fierce album opening track “I’m Your Last Hope (The Rope Around)”, has just been unleashed. Check it out below!
“Vivid Black” marks not only the already fourteenth studio album by Ektomorf, but their most brutal and darkest to date. Even after almost 30 years of an impressive career, with chart-topping album releases and countless, international tours under their belt, the band proves to sound more intense, merciless and honest than ever before.
The Corona pandemic has left its mark on the world. This was also the case with singer and guitarist Zoltàn Farkas. Due to isolation and loss, he had to fight with depression, which he processes on “Vivid Black”. Written in only three weeks, this hateful piece of art will bang directly into yours ears and in an obscure way, gives comfort to anyone who had similar emotional difficulties during the lockdowns. At the same time, “Vivid Black” is a personal reckoning with everything and everyone who stirs up hate and forces people to be something they are not and do not want to be. The band’s forthcoming record marks a new, honest and insanely brutal album from Ektomorf, so better get ready for the destruction that is “Vivid Black”.
“Vivid Black is the darkest and angriest album I wrote in my entire life,” the Ektomorf frontman reveals. “There is nothing beautiful or even nice about the songs, this album is about pain, hate, anger, disappointment of ungrateful people I had to know. In this part of my life, and also the dark time facing loosening my Mother in long and painful sickness, I truly hate this world, no light left in me.
Vivid Black is all I am. And this record will show what I feel, with all the heaviness and anger.”