Extinction Level Event; one could say this long awaited title reveal of the forthcoming album from The Vicious Head Society is quite apt given what the world has endured the last year or more. Irish guitar virtuoso Graham Keane, the brainchild behind The Vicious Head Society follows on from his 2017 debut Abject Tomorrow, an album which featured notable guests such as Derek Sherinan of Alice Cooper fame, fellow Irishman and bass player Pat Byrne, and drum machine Kevin Talley.
Abject Tomorrow gained recognition from prog metal fans the world over, with spreads in the likes of UK’s Metal Hammer and airplay on national radio only further cementing Graham’s reputation. Graham discusses his new album, “In very basic terms, Extinction Level Event is an album about the end of the world.
This is a concept that has been explored in various other forms of media but on this album, I wanted to explore personal stories about how people might react to knowing their demise is imminent.” “It tells the stories of 7 different people facing the end, how they process the event, what meaning or impact their lives have had. It asks what they cherish, what grudges or ill will they hold on to. Will they face the end with dignity? Essentially, the album asks the same question of us, the listener. Grief and loss are never far away… are we willing to carry bitterness, anger and resentment to our death or are we willing to let go? Conversely, are there people in our lives that are deserving of forgiveness?”
1. Extinction Level Event
3. The Signal
5. Throes of Despair
7. On a Silver Thread
9. Hymn of Creation (I) Cycle of Rebirth (II) Last Light
GENRE: Progressive Metal