Australian death-metal four-piece group and recent Vicious Instinct signees, Alter Idem have recently dropped a music video for a brand-new song titled “Death Perception“.
Mixed by Dom Grimard and mastered by Christian Donaldson, this new single is the band’s first studio recording since their 2020’s debut EP “Fragments of Consciousness” and sees the aggression and groove heard in their earlier material, intertwined with dizzying yet groovy songwriting. The tightness of the rhythm section allows the guitar to wander, and the vocals to serve as another instrument spewing and gurgling in and out of the entire structure. Just when the disorientation begins to creep in, it all clicks back into place with slamming and chug orientated riffs featured throughout.
Here is what the band had to say about their latest offering: “We had big plans for the EP, but with touring or even playing live not an option at the time of release, we decided to jump straight back into the studio and put our energy into new material. We are really excited to showcase our further developed sound and our new single ‘Death Perception’. The music video tells the same story the lyrics do and was designed to add to the deeply uncomfortable and aggressive nature of our music. This is just the first taste of what we have been working on, cheers for checking it out!”
Hailing from Australia, Alter Idem is a four-piece death metal band that places no boundaries on creating extreme music. The band was formed in late 2019 by members of Splatterpuss, Internal Devour, I Exalt, and Mother Morgue. In August 2020, the band would release a 4-track EP titled ‘Fragments of Consciousness’ which saw the band gain notoriety in extreme metal circles with its technical but diverse song structure, relentlessly fast drumming, aggressive vocals, introspective lyrical/artwork themes, and bass lines that tie it all together.
The band soon signed to Vicious Instinct Records and over the past 18 months have been working tirelessly on new material. Recently, Alter Idem announced they will be touring Australia with Acranius (GER) and Zeolite (AUS) later this year and much of their new material will be featured.