London dungeon dwellers Final Dose made their No Echo debut late last year when I covered their World Prisoner single. The UK band has been described as black metal-infused hardcore punk, and I certainly won't argue with that sonic assessment.
Vocalist Bruno F. told me that Final Dose initially started as a one-man project during the 2020 lockdown, but a lineup was eventually fleshed out after the release of the 2021 Dark Places EP.
Next month, Final Dose will be releasing their debut album, a gnarly affair called Void Inside.Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Charlie Wilson Jr at Monolith Studios London, I'm stoked to share the music video for "Like Rats," a track from the LP:
Final Dose bassist Jack Thompson told No Echo the following about the song:
"'Like Rats' lyrically summarizes a lot of the topics we’ve explored in the new album, 'Void Inside.' This deadly duality between the 'oppressor' and the 'victim' that reflects the ever-present downward spiral of society under rulers that value greed and the maltreatment of others. We touch on human trafficking, war profiteering and the sell-your-soul nature of business in this song, spoken from the standpoint of the perpetrator.
"The track finishes with the lyrics 'freedom in ruination/flee like rats,' a proclamation that our only path forward lays in destruction and taunting that maybe we’re all too cowardly to do something about it."
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