Today, HM is proud to premiere the new single, “Resurrect Serenity,” from Atlanta-based metal quintet Icaria. The prog-metal band formed in 2015, and the single can be found on their debut album, Transcendent, out July 14. Icaria formed when Ricky Free, formerly of Broadcast the Nightmare, set out to create a diverse, heavier sound with bandmates Marc Harris, Ben Harris, John Patton, and Josh Davis. They ended up creating an heavy-yet-poetic form of music. “What we ended with is a heavy, epic, and still beautiful song,” Free said, “that sums up most of what we have felt over the course of writing the entire album of Transcendent.”

He continued on about the new track:

“‘Resurrect Serenity,’ lyrically, was written from the perspective of an individual driven by angst. After going through some tough times in life, it came easy to vent through music. I had written the guitar part for the verse while experiencing some of these tough times. I brought this music to Marc, and, between us both, we poured out the more aggressive feelings we both have felt before. We felt like this aggressive emotion fit the music and wrote our lyrics around this idea.”

The album is available through Cardigan Records, was engineered and co-produced by Jamie King, and can be grabbed in stores and through streams in mid-July.

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Top 25 Albums of 2020

The Top 25 Albums of 2020

When the going gets tough, artists create art. Despite a world reckoning outside our quarantined doors, musicians relentlessly created new music giving birth to genre-defining releases and, despite a year spent indoors, a marked 2020 full of passion and fervor. Here are our Top 25 albums of 2020.

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