Fleshworld came to my attention through Metalhead Community Submissions, and their song ‘The Map‘ immediately stood out. Released in 2019, this track is a testament to their aggression and ability to create intense and loud music. While the song itself may not be the primary focus, it is the undeniable energy that leaves a lasting impression.
Throughout music history, there have been bands that made a difference and influenced millions of people through more than just their melodies. It is about the energy and how it makes us feel. I recall the first time I fell in love with bands like Metallica, Slayer, and Pantera—it was their impact and live performances that captivated me. Fleshworld has the same potential to make a similar impact, given the right platform. As members of the metal community, we are fortunate to have this privilege that other genres of music often lack. This very feeling is what spawned this specific type of music in the first place.
‘The Map’ is a monstrous song that unleashes total destruction from beginning to end. While it may not fit the traditional mold of death or black metal in terms of tempo, it immediately draws the listener in with its dark and brooding atmosphere. The song’s structure and elements are far from simple or standard upon closer listening. It showcases a multitude of chord progressions, with the guitars leading the charge through groundbreaking tones. Combined with the vocalist’s intense screams, they create an irresistible energy that transports you onto a sonic battlefield. Brilliant!