Forming amidst the chaos of the year 2020, supergroup Act Of Denial has come forth to unleash an unstoppable force of melodic death metal on us all. Featuring an illustrious group of artists from all walks of metal, the band is comprised of lead guitarist and songwriter Voi Cox (Koziak, Victim), guitarist and lyricist Luger (Benighted, Koziak), vocalist Bjorn “Speed” Strid (Soilwork, The Night Flight Orchestra), bassist Steve Di Giorgio (Death, Testament), drummer Krimh (Septicflesh), and keyboardist John Lönnmyr (The Night Flight Orchestra).
Act Of Denial recently released their latest single “Puzzle Heart,” assembling some of the most notable characteristics of early 2000’s melodeath. The single ignites things with a very thrash-forward energy, as dueling riffs come together in harmony beneath the distinctive and unwavering vocals of Strid.
Veteran bassist Di Giorgio and the ever so diligent Krimh, present a dynamic backbone full of tempo changes and technical flare. From the emotive and soulful guitar solo to the blast beats, “Puzzle Heart” presents a wide range of musical elements that should without a doubt excite fans of any of the parties involved in the project (or metal in general for that matter).
Voi and Luger of Act Of Denial state: “This is now just a continuation of what we have been doing all our lives and only now in our ‘older age’ we have done something serious. Of course when it comes to music, at least for us, we wanted to record an album with some of the best musicians in metal music and the ones that we listened to when we were kids. We are not saying that this is something special what we are doing, but this means a lot to us and basically we are doing this for ourselves and our closest friends first but also for all the metal fans around the world who we hope are going to like our new music. Anybody can do it nowadays and we will support everyone no matter what. If there wasn’t this COVID pandemic this would have never happened since all of these guys would have been on tour or busy with their own bands…”
This is definitely a supergroup effort that should not be overlooked. Stay updated with details about the bands upcoming full-length Negative, here.