The title Diatribe is based on the idea that the whole world is engaged in a Diatribe via the numerous forms of communication available to us today. Whether it’s your TV, your phone, or face to face with someone, there is a constant stream of information happening around the clock. The lyrical themes on the mini-album deal with communication on all levels and the different ways in which information is interpreted and acted upon by individuals and society as a whole.
Musically, the mini-album sees the Malum Sky sound continuing to evolve, retaining the melody and precision showcased on 2015’s self titled debut and combining it with something darker and heavier. The result is a sprawling juggernaut that shows the band’s creative energies flowing together to create something epic. With this the band are poised to take their unique brand of progressive metal to the next level. The music video for the track Borrower, released in October, is a perfect example of the passion, quality and craftsmanship that the band have put into this new body of work.
Diatribe | Released January 15th, 2019 on Sliptrick Records
01. Year Of The Rat | 02. Borrower | 03. The Coil | 04. Eye Above | 05. Diatribe
All songs written by Malum Sky
Produced, Mixed and Engineered by Michael Jensen Després (MJD Audio)
Mastered by Mike Kalajian
Artwork & Layout by Ben Honebone (Stone Letter Media)
Photography by Melanie Honebone (Stone Letter Media)
Malum Sky are:
Ben Honebone – Vocals | Michael Jensen Després – Guitar | Jon Evans – Guitar | Athanasios ‘Saki’ Patsiouras – Bass | Joe Wilkes – Drums