Counting Days will release their new debut album Liberated Sounds on October 16th 2015, in anticipation of the release, the London metallers have made the title track available as an official lyric video.
The record was produced by Fredrik Nordström (At The Gates, Arch Enemy, In Flames, Opeth, Bring Me The Horizon) at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Band front-man Thomas Debaere said about the lyrical themes of the album -“This wasn’t a conscious effort, they are just things that really struck a chord. Even the title, Liberated Sounds, was inspired by the feeling we all got from writing it, five mates writing music without restrictions or judgement.
Opening with the intense Burned By Faith, it explodes screaming; ‘Burned by faith, died in faith/You say there’s a god who cures darkness and pain, so you spread violence and hatred, to praise his name/He created the earth, the sun and the rain, you murder those, who don’t believe the same.’ Far from being an anti-religious song, it’s more to do with what some people do in the name of religion – extremism battling against the overwhelming desire for peace as well as questioning the path extremists would have taken if there was no afterlife.
Unafraid to tackle difficult and distressing subjects, Die Alone is about facing your own mortality and realizing the certainty of death. It questions the privilege with which some people are able to live their lives in the face of the basic fact that one day we will all go out the same way.”
Liberated Sounds track listing:
01. Burned By Faith
02. Die Alone
03. Beaten & Scarred
04. Life & Death
05. Liberated Sounds
06. Fire From The Sky
07. Days Go By
08. The Vines
09. Sands Of Time
10. Prison Of Misery
11. Cold Truth