Dormant Digisleeve CD

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Release: 26.01.2024
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Release Date Jan 26, 2024
Genre Melodic Death Metal
Packaging Digisleeve
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"German-based death metal formation HIRAES – featuring former members of DAWN OF DISEASE and CRITICAL MESS – strikes back with their hotly-anticipated sophomore studio album! Dormant will furiously kick off the new year, slated for release on January 26, 2024 via Napalm Records.

Compared to their lauded 2021 debut, Solitary, it's immediately evident that HIRAES did not only grow within their sound due to countless live appearances, but have invested more time and energy into developing their sophisticated songwriting and production, leaning further into their own unique sound profile. Due to the use of varying keys and sonic elements, Dormant is undoubtedly fresh without sacrificing the nuances that caused their first album to connect so successfully with fans.

With their very first offering, HIRAES already created an exciting new melodic death emergence, built upon a brutalized vocal attack, intense melodies and aggressive guitars. On Dormant, HIRAES  flexes their own trademarks in an intensified way, ranging from versatile drumming, catchy riffs and hymn-like melodies to enthralling soundscapes and an impressive vocal onslaught by singer Britta.
From the epic intro of album opener ""Through The Storm"" - which bursts into a thunderous melodic death metal assault - to fast-paced ragers like ""We Owe No One"", HIRAES delivers a truly versatile album performance! The record’s lyrical themes explore the struggles and resilience of society amid modern challenges, and inspires listeners to find calmness and strength by focusing within themselves - ultimately culminating in the monumental title track ""Dormant"".

Dormant was mixed by Jens Bogren and Ricardo Borges, and was mastered by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios in Sweden. HIRAES' second studio album is a stirring, intense and dynamic death metal affair that is both heavily brutal and dark, yet full of melodic melancholy. This album is highly recommended for fans of Insomnium, Dark Tranquillity, Arch Enemy, Amon Amarth and At The Gates!"


01    Through The Storm
02    We Owe No One
03    Undercurrent
04    Chance To Fail
05    About Lies
06    Come Alive
07    Ocean Child
08    Nightflight
09    Red Soil
10    Dormant