Heydel are back – and this time its raw(er)

Barely a year after the release of the band’s debut album “Nebulae”, which grabbed the attention of progressive, rock and metal fans everywhere, Heylel deliver their second effort “Flesh”.

“Flesh” shows a less experimental and synthesized sound, relying more on guitars, which gives the band more of a classic rock tone. This doesn’t mean the ambiance and odd structures they’re known and loved for were completely lost, they are still noticeable on “Nebulae”, however, contrary to its predecessor, “Flesh” isn’t a concept album. It’s a collection of songs that show a more direct approach to music.

Just like “Nebulae”, this EP was recorded and mixed in Narciso and Filipe’s own personal studios. But this time production was delivered to Damien Sequeira, more specialized in the sound the band searched for.

A few changes have been made to the bands lineup, stripped back to its original three members, with Ana Batista (vocals), Narciso Monteiro (guitars, bass,keyboards) and Filipe Braga (drums and percussion), they’re taking it back to the beginning, enhancing a rawer sound. Paulo Rodrigues, singer in the heavy metal band Debunker, was invited to record backing vocals on the first song “Saints” and main vocals on “Denial”, providing the harder and more intense tone needed.

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