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Antihero Premiere: TERMINAL FUNCTION – Krakstören – EP

Antihero Magazine is proud to present the premiere of Krakstören, the latest offering from Swedish technical death metallers Terminal Function. You can check out the EP below, and you can also find the band on Spotify and iTunes.

Guitarist Mikael Almgren runs down the new songs from Krakstören EP:

“The lyrics for “Chiral Ghost” were inspired by a dream I had about meeting your past and future shadow self. I guess you could see it as a metaphor for reflecting and being aware of your past while at the same time thinking ahead, keeping different time perspective in your mind simultaneously. The music alters quite a bit between the usual tech metal odd time signatures, fast parts and slow heavy sections with some haunting guitar parts, which made me think the topic of the lyrics would suit this song. “A Sociopath’s Delusion is about having an alternate alter ego that is basically only focused on personal gain and profit. Music wise it is probably the most straight forward song on this Ep, even though it has some pretty complex sections. “Axis Gone” is themed around a rather dystopian world scenario, with the music taking a lot of different turns throughout the song with one of the most chaotic endings we’ve ever done. A fitting way to end the Ep we thought.”

TERMINAL FUNCTION

Victor Larsson – vocals
Mikael Almgren – guitars
Stefan Aronsson – guitars
David Lindkvist – drums

Terminal Function - Krakstören EPWith their new release Krakstören EP, technical death metallers Terminal Function have returned with a new set of aggressive and progressive songs that will please fans of the tech/death genre, as well as friends of the djent scene.

The objective for Krakstören EP was set to write shorter, more explosive songs, unlike previous albums, where the band has explored longer songs and suites of material strung together to tell a longer story. With 8-string guitars, a Chapman Stick, drums and set of mean vocal chords, Terminal Function delivers three new, hard-hitting songs that will have you looking for the repeat button in your streaming music client.

The new outing was recorded, produced, mixed and mastered by Terminal Function in their own Soundfraction Studios in Stockholm, Sweden.

Guitarist Mikael Almgren runs down the new songs from Krakstören EP: “The lyrics for “Chiral Ghost” were inspired by a dream I had about meeting your past and future shadow self. I guess you could see it as a metaphor for reflecting and being aware of your past while at the same time thinking ahead, keeping different time perspective in your mind simultaneously. The music alters quite a bit between the usual tech metal odd time signatures, fast parts and slow heavy sections with some haunting guitar parts, which made me think the topic of the lyrics would suit this song. “A Sociopath’s Delusion is about having an alternate alter ego that is basically only focused on personal gain and profit. Music wise it is probably the most straight forward song on this Ep, even though it has some pretty complex sections. “Axis Gone” is themed around a rather dystopian world scenario, with the music taking a lot of different turns throughout the song with one of the most chaotic endings we’ve ever done. A fitting way to end the Ep we thought.

Terminal Function was founded in 1998 by guitarist Stefan Aronsson and drummer David Lindkvist (ex Vildhjarta) with the ambition to create challenging and extreme technical death metal. In 2001, guitarist Mikael Almgren (now also in Soreption) and singer Victor Larsson joined and the musical vision broadened to an even bigger horizon.

Between 2003-2004, the group released two demos where their unique mix of technical death metal and fusion-inspired atmospheric elements eventually reached the American label Willowtip Records who signed the band and released the debut album ‘Measuring the Abstract’ in 2008. After their debut album, the band moved to Stockholm and started work on the sequel ‘Clockwork Sky,’ which is a further development of the sound the group has refined over the years. The album was mixed and refined by Per Nilsson from the death metal group Scar Symmetry, receiving praise and high scores by the Swedish metal press and music blogs. 

LINKS:
http://terminalfunction.com
www.facebook.com/terminalfunction
https://twitter.com/termfunc

iTunes link:

https://itunes.apple.com/se/album/krakst%C3%B6ren-ep/id1296440485

Spotify link:

https://open.spotify.com/album/56wbYs3NqPi0weu1FbOJ1r?si=y3KHscO1Skyata2-Wo2zDw

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