Swiss thrashers Algebra are sharing their fourth full-length album, Chiroptera, on September 19 via Unspeakable Axe Records, but you can listen to the new record premiering here at New Noise.
Over the course of their 14 years of existence, Algebra have proven to be one of the most reliable vehicles of metaldom. They pay tribute to the sound of classic thrash in their songs, with the ever-present heaviness and directness of classic Bay Area bands, and mixing in the weirder, progressive elements of country-mates Coroner and post-1992, extreme-metal influences like Megadeth. With all of these sounds combined, the band deliver a pummeling and controlled behemoth of a record.
Chiroptera follows the band’s full length albums, Polymorph (2012), Feed the Ego (2014), and Pulse? (2019), though the new LP could be Algebra’s most advanced offering yet, without straying too far from the style they are known for.
The band open up about Chiroptera:
“This album was an important step after a big line up change, where we had to prove to ourselves that we could get back on our feet and make our best music yet. Now it is up to you, the listener, to tell us if we reached our goal… Chiroptera was written by Ed Nicod and Nick Abery, who had the honor of having some remarkable session musicians on board: Victor Brandt (Dimmu Borgir, ex-Entombed, etc) on bass and Florent Duployer (Cenotaph, Kakothanasy, Anachronism) on drums. There were also very noteworthy guest appearances on one or two tracks by Sébastien Pittet (Augury, Derelict, etc) on bass, Raphaël Bovay (Kruger, MyRoom Studio) on drums and Julien Waroux (Anachronism, June Deville, etc) on backing vocals.
“We are now ready to take this fourth album out on a European tour in support of Vektor and Cryptosis this October 2022. Joining us on the road are Sam Jakubec (Stortregn) on drums and Jon Emery Solorzano (Sulfure) on bass and backing vocals. We look forward to meeting many new faces and sharing good moments with our brothers and sisters of metal!”
Photo courtesy of Algebra