New York-based progressive death metal act Cryptodira have posted their brand-new single, “What Can’t Be Taken Back,” which appears on the band’s upcoming record, ‘The Angel of History,’ due out on December 4th via Good Fight Music (pre-order).
““What Can’t Be Taken Back”, the second single that follows up “A Tendency to Fall,” punches in with a hard-as-nails sonic assault, mid-tempo progressive riffing, and dueling vocals before giving way to the walls of melody that make up the second half of the track,” says a press release.
Speaking on the lyrical content of the single, drummer Matthew Taibi states: “The most valuable resource anyone has at their disposal is time. What makes it so valuable is the fact that it can’t be reversed—time cannot be taken back. Barring the larger philosophical implications of time’s unreserved movement, suffice it to say that an hour of time should be worth far more than $15.”
Guitarist and vocalist Scott Acquavella comments: “Despite most of our songs having an ever changing series of moods, there is something about “What Can’t Be Taken Back” that we feel represents our sonic and emotional spectrum particularly well. It is as furious as it is delicate and there is a common emotive thread running through each section that well-expresses the urgent and weighty nature of the lyrical content.”
Listen to “What Can’t Be Taken Back”: