The second album from Russian progressive metalcore group Next Door To Heaven is called V Ways To Accept. It is a mature work which totally differs from the first releases of the band which were part of the search for their own style and sound. With V Ways To Accept, they seem to have found it. The album takes the listener on a long journey with a concept based around human emotions. You start from the denial stage, go through anger, bargaining, depression and finally end up with acceptance. The album consists of 10 tracks with some stages represented by a few tracks. All the songs were influenced by personal experience so they are very sincere from the beginning until the end.
The recording and production processes took a lot of time, about a year. The drums were recorded by famous Russian (session) drummer Pavel Lokhnin. The production itself was made by Gene Mazunov in his home studio. The cover art was made by the British designer Rich Lock.
All the songs on the album have their own mood and involve different sub-genres which makes a much richer impression for the listener.
V Ways To Accept | Released on June 25th, 2019 on Sliptrick Records
“There is plenty of space for the music and the next does seem to bring in something a little more progressive, but they seem to flirt with it. The end result is really tight, so who cares what the tag is?” – The Rocktologist, 2019
“A new Next Door To Heaven’s album is a great fuel for all fans of solid progressive sound as impressive as Tesseract, After The Burial and Betraying The Martyrs have.” – Bunker Magazine, 2019
“Die russischen Bandmitglieder von Next Door To Heaven nehmen ihre Hörer auf ihrem zweiten Album „V Ways To Accept“ auf eine emotionale Reise mit.” – Stormbringer, 2019
“Depression II: Mistaking” und “Depression III: Illusion” – Zwei Meisterwerke. Auch diese Songs reissen einen mit unglaublicher Atmosphäre in ihren Bann.” – Kobzr, 2019
“Se vi ritenete cultori ed amanti dell’heavy metal come era una volta, prima che lo trasformassero in un teatro delle marionette, un ascolto è d’obbligo. Ma un ascolto attento.” – Metal.it, 2019
01. Denial I: Space & Time | 02. Denial II: Commotion | 03. Anger: Unrestrained | 04. Bargaining: Revoke | 05. Depression I: Razors | 06. Depression II: Mistaking | 07. Depression III: Illusion | 08. Acceptance I: Believe In Me | 09. Acceptance II: I See Through | 10. Acceptance III: Reflections
Next Door To Heaven are:
Daria “Dasha” Mazunova – Vocals/Lyrics | Evgenii “Gene” Mazunov – Guitars/Programming | Sergey Kovalenko – Bass guitar