“I gotta carry on / I’ve suffered for too long” is the main credo that the Berlin post-hardcore trio Future Palace expresses in its new single in a visually stunning way. Flames is a bitter look into a dark past, which comments on the worst pain of this time with a razor-sharp note shaking off all demons in the epochal chorus. In order to embody this complex network of emotions, the band really pulls out all the stops musically.
The fresh heaviness of sound, which Future Palace had shown on their last singles, gains a whole new dimension in Flames. The most brutal death and metalcore elements crash against manic throbbing 808 beats, which sometimes even remind of trap structures. The rambling intro riff could hardly have been written better by After The Burial and the vocal diversity of singer Maria may have reached its peak so far in Flames.
Judge for yourself below.