Are you ready for some insanely heavy grooves as slamming as After the Burial or Tesseract‘s heavy-hitters? Have you prepared your vocal cords to sing along to the catchy, clean melodies and beastly growls on the level of Erra? The much awaited debut full-length studio album by Sails of Serenity has finally arrived! Comparisons aside, this is one album you’re not going to want to pass up this year as the band presents their unique spin on progressive metalcore.
The Crossing is now available worldwide via Famined Records. With previous singles like “Left Behind” and “Shipwrecked” premiering through Metal Injection and New Noise Magazine, we’re excited to be exclusively premiering the stream for the entire album now through The Noise, or grab your copy here.
Vocalist Selim Devirek expresses his enthusiasm towards this release: “It’s incredibly exciting for us to be releasing our first LP because we poured our hearts in it and we’ve been waiting for people to hear this for over a year. It’s strange and somewhat scary to open our hearts to the people we’ve never met but at the same time we can’t wait for people to hear it and feel the way we do. The Crossing is a passage through a new sound of Sails of Serenity and a passage through a new life for each member. We really feel that we’ve grown and turned into different people from when we were formed and we keep growing so our music keeps evolving with us. That is why this album feels so special for us and hopefully it will feel as special to the listeners.”
More About the Band
Sails of Serenity is a group from Istanbul, Turkey consisting of vocalist Selim Devirek, guitarist Sercan Alkin, guitarist Harun Sekmen, and drummer Alter Güven. Their musical style merges djenty grooves with catchy vocal melodies all packaged together in an aggressive metalcore package. Apart from the aforementioned bands, fans of Born of Osiris, Architects, and Northlane will definitely enjoy what Sails of Serenity has to offer. The band has previously released the Gold to Rust EP and “The Bitter End” single in 2016.
The Crossing was mixed and mastered by Gabor Toth (Harmed) at Ghostship Recordings (Beyond Deviation, Swallowed Alive, Bloodbather). In addition to the guest appearance by Furtherial‘s Başer Çelebi on previous released single “Left Behind,” the opening piece on the album will include orchestration by Eren Başbuğ (Dream Theater).