Even if it wasn't a cohesive yet expiremental masterpiece, (which it is) I would love it just for foregoing stupid, f**king instrumental intro track.
Favorite track: Demiurgos (Architect of Disaster).
I held off because of the album title. The saxophone feels a bit out of place, except on Planes of Our Existence. Magnum Opus is still one of the best bm records of 2022. Riffs are to die for.
Favorite track: Seven Wandering Stars ft.Jake Superchi (Uada).
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IATT is pleased to once again team up with Black Lion Records for the follow up to
2019’s Nomenclature; our new full length album entitled Magnum Opus.
We’ve meticulously crafted this album to leap from where Nomenclature left us
thematically. The listener is catapulted from the 1700s (Arsenic Ways) further
back in time to a much darker, older world and the esoteric sciences of Alchemy.
It was in this time man aimed to harness the world around him, bending the natural
elements in a quest to obtain power, knowledge, control, and even immortality
itself. Alchemy was the key to unlocking the secrets of existence and elevating
one’s self to the pinnacle of enlightenment through transmutation and
manipulation of the earthly elements. It was only through the process of Magnum
Opus (the great work) that alchemists could harness the elementals in their purest
form to create the Philosopher’s Stone - the key to power, enlightenment, and
Just as in alchemy itself, creating this album has been a journey of transformation
for us; a period of great growth as individuals and as a unit. It’s through adversity,
struggles, and the forging of the elements - of literal blood, sweat, and tears - we
strive to transcend and elevate to our highest selves, “the great work”, Magnum
released May 27, 2022
Jay Briscoe - Vocals/Bass
Alec Pezzano - Guitar/Orchestral
Joe Cantamessa - Lead Guitar
Paul Cole - Drums
ADDITIONAL INSTRUMENTATION &
BEN KARAS (THANK YOU SCIENTISTS, WINDFAERER) - VIOLIN
(SERVITUDE, SUBJUGATE | ELIXIR OF IMMORTALITY I EXCULPATE, EXONERATE,