Following the Sensory Records release of their third album “The Ironic Divide” earlier this year, Chicago-based instrumental Progressive Metal trio Aziola Cry presents a full band playthrough video for the intense first section of the record’s title track. The playthrough for “The Ironic Divide Part One: Premonitions.”
With Mike Milaniak on guitar, Jason Blake on Warr guitar, and Tommy Murray on drums, Aziola Cry formed in 2004. The band released their debut album “Ellipsis” in 2005, followed by “Ghost Conversations” in 2007. Along the way, the band performed live alongside Behold… The Arctopus, Don Caballero, Tiles, Far Corner, and many others, while appearing at Progressive Rock festivals including M.A.R.S. Fest. In 2007, the band went dormant, and remained that way for nearly fourteen years, reforming two years ago and beginning work on what would be their third record “The Ironic Divide.”
“The Ironic Divide” delivers Aziola Cry’s heaviest and most intricate work yet, boasting forty-eight minutes of material through four massive tracks. The songs tell the story of one person’s final descent. There are two types of people in this world: there are those who do good for others and make a positive contribution to society in some way, and there are those who do evil and hurt fellow humans, with no rationale behind their behavior. They are cowards. This is their story.
“The Ironic Divide” was recorded by Jim Siwek at Ultralownoise Studio and Transient Sound, mixed by Steven Gillis at Transient Sound, mastered by Ted Jansen at Sterling Sound (Alice In Chains, Lamb Of God, Gijora), and completed with artwork and design by Micka Klauck.
Watch the video through the YouTube player below:
Purchase the album on Bandcamp: https://lasersedge.bandcamp.com/album/the-ironic-divide
1. And Cowards 09:36
2. Hollow Reflections 06:38
3. The Ironic Divide: I. Premonitions ● II. A Torment Of Reason ● III. Distort Persona ● IV. One Final Collapse 21:05
4. Scars Now Rest Where Once Bore Wings 12:28