Final Coil - Persistence Of Memory
Label: Wormhole Death
Release date: 23.06.17
In a world of ever shifting trends and fashions, where music can be contained in a digital file that can be deleted and discarded at the touch of a button, where itís always time to move on to the next thing and the value of anything and everything is fleeting, itís a beautiful moment to find an album that stops you in your tracks. A combination of musicianship, song craft, depth of emotion and attention to detail that holds you transfixed while the rest of the world continues its unthinking charge into oblivion. An album where the lyrics invite thought and reflection and the artwork fires the imagination as the music brings it to vibrant life. Persistence Of Memory is just such an album; an island of colour and beauty in the ever flowing grey tides of modern life. A place to escape the empty noise and remember that things of depth and worth can still be found...
Final Coil began their musical life in howls of feedback and chaos, a raging entity that tore up the stages of endless small clubs as they slowly found their direction. Gradually, that energy and electricity was channelled into smoother paths as the band looked deeper into themselves and their music, discovering how much more their individual abilities could create; realising they had so much more to say, that a fleeting impact wasnít all they wished to achieve Ė they wanted to carve musical monuments that would stand the test of time and stand for something as well.
Those first shoots of creativity have now flowered with the arrival of Final Coilís full length debut album, Persistence Of Memory. Dense, rich riffs are driven forward by pulsing rhythms as beautiful vocal harmonies speak to the heart and the mind of the listener. Fluid guitar leads dance across muscular song structures, painting the liquid steel of the songs in an explosion of colour and emotion. Metallic strength and power is transformed through progressive musicianship, but emotive melodies unlock the songs, opening their doors to all. Deftly mastered by Cult Of Luna's Magnus Lindberg and cloaked in sumptuous artwork created by Andy Pilkington (Flotsam And Jetsam), Persistence Of Memory is a perfect shining jewel of an album.
Step out of the tumult. Take the time to remember the true value of artistic endeavour. Leave the rocky shallows and dive into the unfathomable depths of the still waters of Persistence Of Memory.
Genre: Progressive Metal/Post Metal
For fans of: Kings X | Alice In Chains | Kyrbgrinder | Tool
Phil Stiles: Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Synths and Programming
Richard Awdry: Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Vocals and Programming
Jola Stiles: Bass Guitar and Flute
Tony ĎChesí Hughes: Drums and Programming