MANIMAL release their new album Purgatorio on the 7th September, out on AFM Records.
Purgatorio takes the Gothenburg four-piece power-metal heavyweights MANIMAL (comprising of Samuel Nyman on vocals with Henrik Stenroos on guitars, Kenny Boufadene on bass, and André Holmqvist on drums) to the threshold of ne plus ultra, with nine songs that present antithetical tempos, stormy conditions and imperative choruses … each track has true anthem potential.
“Our goal has always been to write songs that we love and believe in…” says frontman Samuel Nyman. “The challenge is to make a song with strong hooks without being too predictable. Its just a bonus when we realize that people around the world seem to have the same good taste in music that we have.”
And why did Manimal decide on an Italian title? “It’s a powerful word that fits perfectly as the title of a metal album in general and this recording in particular. For me, it reflects the state of mankind and the world today — the general, ongoing decay which we seem to lack the ability to stop..”
“Many of the lyrics on the album circle around that kind of theme. Purgatorio is also the original title of the second part of great Dante Alighieri’s masterpiece ‘The Divine Comedy’. It’s not the first time that we’ve found inspiration in that specific work of literature.”
The Manimalized single (shared below) has the hum of destructibility, with low groaning bass-notes, noose-rope guitars and neurotic voices. File besides Firepower Judas Priest.