Mass Hysteria is, with Gojira, one of the biggest metal bands who emerged from France in the 90s/00s to date and is known worldwide for headlining Hellfest Festival and having many of their albums certified gold. Mass Hysteria is now back with their 10th album entitled „Tenace,“ released in two parts: today’s first, „Tenace – Part 1,“ and „Tenace – Part 2,“ on October 27th.
„Triomphe du réel was written to be an epic live song. We wanted something fast and in your face. For it to make everyone go crazy and commune into a moment all together. The intro with its anticipation getting ready to burst. The chorus, with its simple message that it’s the “ Triumph of the genuine “ that will save humanity. A message of hope and prosperity.“ – MASS HYSTERIA
After coming back to the top with the trilogy of masterful albums L’Armée Des Ombres (2012), Matière Noire (2015), and Maniac (2018), Mass Hysteria confirms in the most beautiful way with „Tenace – Part 1 that they are a unique band on the metal scene. „Tenace – Part 1“ will be released as CD Jewelcase, black vinyl gatefold, and digitally. You can find it here:
Recorded at the mythical ICP Studios (Brussels), produced by Fred Duquesne (Ultra Vomit, No One Is Innocent), and mastered by Ted Jensen (Deftones, Gojira, Alice In Chains), the first part of „Tenace“ is dense (7 tracks – 27 minutes) in the manner of the great classics of the genre released during the golden age of vinyl. The punchy title track and opener, „Tenace,“ starts with an unstoppable chorus, perfectly integrated trap-influenced „Mass Veritas,“ and even a surprising mash-up with Fréhel’s song „Où sont tous mes amants“ („Le grand réveil“).
This unique combination between a variety of atmospheres, texts alternately poetic, intimate, or engaged, and flawless production is catchier than ever and combines the band’s catchy and distinctive mix of alternative/industrial metal with trap elements and bouncy grooves reminiscent of Korn’s early days. Mass Hysteria is known to always take it further, mish-mashing their own sound with a very modern production in a contemporary vibe reminiscent of bands like SKYND or Spiritbox. (Out Of Line)
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