Jyväskylä-based melodic death metal force is releasing a new album. Following the 2022 EP “As A Unit,” the band now presents their debut full-lenght album titles “Mentes Reae.” The theme of the album revolves around mental health, exxploring its intricate facets from domestic violence to the profound and dark threads of the mind. Needless to say, the theme is more relevant than ever before. 

The album opens with the instrumental track “Mens Rea,” setting the tone for the entire album with a fitting beginning. Next in line is the explosive track “Meta Self,” addressing contemporary social media culture and the hedonistic, egocentric worldview it creates. The third track, the powerful “Hope Is a Lie,” with its catchy chorus, delves into the misery of life, destiny, and the futility of resistance. Following that is “Succession,” the fourth track, narrating the lengths a person is willing to go to reach the top. Halfway through the album, the magnificent “Remembrance Fades” resonates, telling the story of a person who, in their last thought, understands the meaning of life amidst all its meaninglessness. The sixth track, “Insanity Hubris,” is a cry on the brink of violent madness. The seventh track, titled “Domesticated Violence,” addresses domestic violence and the resulting trauma. The eighth track is named “Derelict,” depicting the awakening to reality and the ease of denying it. The ninth and final track is called “Reprisal Scars,” a concluding tale of a person who has been exploited by a trusted individual.

The digital version of the album will be available for listening in its entirety in early September. An interesting aspect of the release is that fans can pre-order the physical version to be delivered to their homes on the release date of May 31, 2024.

“We believe albums are enjoyable to listen to – and have traditionally been listened to – as complete entities. In these times of playlists and single-song golden ages, understanding album compositions in the form of sporadically released songs is quite impossible. Therefore, we want to offer fans and other enthusiasts the opportunity to dive into a complete album in the old-school way earlier, and the digital release will follow in a more modern way with single releases in the fall.”

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These guys will deliver “Mentes Reae” to you for release date 31.5.2024. 

  

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Hagalas is: 

Kalle – vocalss

Antti – guitar

JM – guitar

Ville – bass

Teemu – drums

BIOGRAPHY

From the heart of Finland hails a storm. Cleansing the stale and corrupt, giving an opportunity to reshape and build something different.

Hagalas is a quintet of experienced musicians, introducing two former members of Kea and two members of SemiOK, leaving the bass master on his own unmolested pedestal.

Musically Hagalas fits into the quagmire of Melodic Death Metal, inspired by great bands like Insomnium, In Flames and Children of Bodom.

Contact us via email contact@hagalasofficial.com