Overcoming Reality (EP 2017)

by Bleak Flesh

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    Credits. Artwork/Graphic Design: Matías Quiroz. Individual Photographies: Cristian Navarro. Band Photography: Ngen Kerruff.
    Individual graphic captions taken from“The Spectral Path” official videoclip produced by Vulpes Films, watch it on Youtube.
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Without limitations A new era of improvement rises Unveiling the secrets Our reality is crafted by Our finite trip through this garden of mayhem! What if we could overcome reality What if we could improve the original design of our Physical existence What make us different from any other living being? The ability to overcome reality? The ambition to expand our perception? The courage to see through the veil of our creation? Without limitations A new era of improvement rises Unveiling the secrets Of our creation Now is time to evolve! To be more of what we are supposed to be Now is time to overcome reality Ambition and courage We can exceed The capacities of mankind
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Far in the ashes of time Something rises from the dark And its now Crawling and erupting Emerging like an alive disease Timeless ancient life form Now directing our machines Biomechanic devices inserting fluids To annihilate the human life form Late to see Now is time to be Our creation is completed Circuits And their flesh are blending and coming to us Like an alive disease An Army Made to conquer, erupting and spreading at will Expanding the existence
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Consciousness rooted in deep feelings Dark as the whole space Allows me to see through the folds Of geometric certainties I want to know I want to understand Fast than dark matter, between the fog of the unknown Appears in front of me the farthest monolith Sowed by the first, or the last remains of humanity Telling me the mysteries of the ancient ones I want to know I want to understand What truth is Cryptic annotations flow through my hands Ancient hieroglyphs that shine in purple and green My eyes cannot grasp the teachings Of this galactic monolith It was an unhinged travel until here Breaking the boundaries of reality And now I’m placed in front this stone Trying to understand a black hole And it says And it says nothing
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Sunshine 03:57
The end is approaching A silent damnation Revealing the future Of mankind's survival Fading heat and light through the emptiness of space Shutting down the machinery of life We are approaching to the eternal night Hope. My time for the future Resistance. The last breath Endure. The final task to accomplish Approach. Our dying star Reveal. Our final plan Drop. The last power of earth Star. Enlightning the sun Light . Surviving at last! I can see the sun I can see the dying light I can see the sun I can reach the beating heart in our quest to survive
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I'm entering into an irregular orbit Increasing speed Anomalous trajectory Descending through a dense atmosphere Tormented by this gravity Blinded by this unknown pressure Rising structures Destroying and evaporating Creating and absorbing Rising structures Destroying and evaporating Old paradigm of collapsed behavior
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Arrange that set of portals in their demential order Transcribe those words silenced for eons Prepare yourself for a journey to a damned place in space That will never be registered in a map for centuries The way to the stars Is defined by ancient generations Of men and women tortured by curiosity Their spectrums lie in those forbidden words You must fortify your mind to follow The spectral path They will guide you To this journey Your old life ends now Now Time to run, time for fear Your spectral path is now unleashed

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"It makes me proud to hear this EP. These guys are amazing people and musicians, creating truly unique and inspiring Death Metal. Fans of original and slightly experimental sounds with great melody and groove, this band is for you!" 9.5/10 badgersmetalbreakdown.com/2017/04/11/bleak-flesh-overcoming-reality-9-510-m/

"Overcoming Reality toma al género por sorpresa y me deja la certeza que acaparara la atención de muchos otros terrenos del metal. Un gran logro para la escena de Chile pero al carajo, a todos acá nos gusta verlo como una comunidad y sé de antemano que muchos veremos esto como un gran lanzamiento para el metal latinoamericano en general." 9.2/10 reviewstomyblood.blogspot.cl/2017/04/resena-bleak-flesh-overcoming-reality.html

"The Cover Art is Great. This EP really magnificent, combine Progressive, Djent, Neoclassical and Electronic music perfectly."
Score: 100% www.bdpmetal.net/2017/04/reviews-bleak-flesh-overcoming-reality.html?m=1

"One of those bands that can play to a variety of extreme metal fans, Overcoming Reality is a sweeping piece of death metal that carries along progressive and technical tones. No shortage of melody to be found, though melodeath seems a ways from this act with a sound so intense. A barrage of speed, catchy grooves, the right amount of progressive noodling, a diverse vocal palette (both cleans/growls), and well-integrated symphonic elements all serve to point towards Bleak Flesh being a real up-and-comer in the genre. A surprisingly diverse EP worth seeking out." deadrhetoric.com/features/sifting-through-bandcamp-april-2017/

"Another, excellent and awesome release coming from the underground is the new EP, "Overcoming Reality" from Chilean metal band Bleak Flesh (they meld progressive and technical aspects with a death metal aesthetic). I am digging the, from what it looks like to me anyway, homage to "Ghost In The Shell" (one of my all time favorite movies -the 1995 version) in the cover-art and lyrical themes. These guys are brilliant, and know what the hell they're doing. The playing is fantastic, hellish, yet controlled, heavy yet nuanced. Ripping guys, just ripping!! -Joe \m/" www.facebook.com/KeepTheMetalFlowing/posts/1159240480865561

"Bleak Flesh sound better than ever before, and Overcoming Reality seems to be the start of a great new direction for them. They’ve trimmed the fat from their music and shaken things up stylistically, and it has more than paid off" www.toiletovhell.com/tech-death-thursday-bleak-flesh/

"Death metal técnico, así es como los chicos de Bleak Flesh autodefinen su música, lo cierto, es que son mucho más que eso. Overcoming Reality el nuevo EP llega para darnos un bálsamo de brutalidad, shredding y blast beats, sin olvidar la simpleza y el pragmatismo. Toda esta compleja y ecléctica estructura musical va hilvanando el camino para un potente mensaje existencialista." nacionprogresiva.wordpress.com/2017/05/29/review-overcoming-reality-de-bleak-flesh/

"Si ya con el anterior álbum del 2014 “Trascendence”, los nacionales de Bleak Flesh te ponían el pie sobre el cráneo a la hora de demostrar la calidad de su técnico death metal, con este nuevo intento “Overcoming Reality” era de esperar que no fuera menos que aquel. Y es que ahora, en casi media hora de música los santiaguinos mantienen la misma tónica de ese estilo elegante y variado, con riffs afilados y blast beats endemoniadamente inesperados (tener un batero como Sebastián Vidal sin duda que es prenda de garantía para cualquiera) por lo que con este nuevo álbum no puedes sino esperar todo un festín de técnica y groove a raudales." mundorockheavy.blogspot.cl/2017/05/bleak-flesh-overcoming-reality.html

"Overcoming Reality mantiene una total coherencia, mostrando total unión entre arte gráfico, contenido musical y desglose lírico, presentándonos una placa sobresaliente con respecto a la primera mitad de este año 2017." discordancia.cl/discos/bleak-flesh-overcoming-reality-2017.html?platform=hootsuite

"The almost meditative nature of [the music] will have you bending spoons with your mind and doing triple backflips like Neo from The Matrix" www.corneredbywolves.com/2017/08/

"Overcoming Reality no solo continúa la expansión de un universo cada vez más fascinante, sino también nos presenta al detalle cada componente que le da vida al caos organizado que fluye en cada riff, brindándole forma y movimiento tan magnánimos como aterradores, dependiendo de la interpretación que se le dé. Bleak Flesh deja en claro que tu realidad, la mía, o la de quien sea puede ser superada sin perder en absoluto el hilo conductor con que esta placa fluye como el universo en su estado natural." 5/5 www.theresistance.cl/2017/11/cdreview-bleak-flesh-overcoming-reality.html

"Un disco maestro! Que rompe todo limite de lo pensado en el genero del deathmetal, tanto en sus extremos brutales como atmosféricos, un derroche de técnica de cada uno de sus integrantes que nos hace sentir que el viaje sonoro es un verdadero frenesí vertiginoso en el que nunca sabemos donde terminaremos.
Overcoming Reality sin duda es un punto alto de este 2017 que ya se nos va, un aplauso desde esta plataforma a los chicos de Bleak Flesh y gracias por tremendo trabajo." www.facebook.com/breakdownmosh/posts/1280137988757958

Dead Rhetoric Best of 2017 "One of those extreme metal acts that can seemingly pander to a wide breadth of metal fans, you’ll find an impressive variety of material on Overcoming Reality. It’s super-technical in its expression of death metal, but never comes across as too overbearing due to some impressive synth work, varied vocals, and doses of progressive/melodic guitar play and groove. Truly expansive stuff." deadrhetoric.com/features/sifting-through-bandcamp-best-of-2017/

Nephilim Art Best of 2017 Included us on their Best EPs of 2017 list with great bands like Promethean, Thetys and Godeater. www.facebook.com/ArtOfNephilim/posts/1940773162614607

The Resistance Webzine Best 12 Chilean Metal Albums of 2017 "Overcoming Reality" made the twelve top list of 2017 releases. www.theresistance.cl/2017/12/ranking-los-12-mejores-discos-metal.html

Headbangers Latinoamérica Best EPs of 2017 Our friends on HBL included our EP on their list with amazing artists. www.headbangerslatinoamerica.com/noticias/diciembre2017/TOP320ALBUMSLATINOSDEL2017.html

Nación progresiva Best 50 albums of 2017 We made another list this time with really big names of the Progressive scene. nacionprogresiva.wordpress.com/2017/12/30/listado-de-los-50-albumes-progresivos-destacados-del-2017-2/

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released April 10, 2017

Music: Matías Quiroz, Nicolás Martínez. Lyric arrangements: Ngen Kerruff. Drums and Percussions: Sebastián Vidal. Enrique Carvajal: Bass.

Recordings: Nicolás Martínez/Matías Quiroz. Mixing: Matías Quiroz. Final Mix, Mastering: Carlos Fuentes, Sonido Origen Studios.
Artwork/Graphic Design: Matías Quiroz. Individual Photographies: Cristian Navarro. Band Photography: Ngen Kerruff.
Individual graphic captions taken from“The Spectral Path” official videoclip produced by Vulpes Films, watch it on Youtube.

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Bleak Flesh Santiago, Chile

Formed in 2009 in Santiago de Chile. In 2013 the band releases"THE GATEWAY" EP presenting an interesting mix of genres like technical and melodic death metal with progressive touches. In 2014 Bleak Flesh released their first LP called "TRANSCENDENCE". On January 1st 2016 Radial Velocity came out as the first song recorded with Ngen Kerruff on vocals. ... more

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