Freshly signed to Prophecy Productions, Icelandic act FORTÍÐ have released their new single titled “Controlled Patterned Mental Process,” which is taken from the pagan metal duo’s upcoming sixth full-length record, ‘World Serpent’ ( due out December 11, 2020 – pre-order).
Band member Einar Eldur Thorberg states:
As the title ‘Controlled Patterned Mental Process’ suggests, this song deals with the way, in which the mass of humans is herded around by those few who are in control”, reveals the Icelander. “We are told what to like and dislike, what is beautiful and what is ugly, what is normal and what is strange. People who stray from those accepted norms experience a walk of fire, often face ridicule, and are criticised for not fitting in. This song also touches on a system that resembles a faceless enemy. When this system fails those that it is supposed to serve, there is never a responsible person to be found. The resulting anger is eventually unleashed on something or someone – even if the target has no connection with the issue. Humans are an aggressive species, and the world that we have built revolves around abstract ideas such as money and religion. Ideologies and our true nature are forever set on a collision course.
Stream “Controlled Patterned Mental Process”:
1. AI 2020
2. The True Awakening
3. Controlled Patterned Mental Process
4. Insignificant is the Wormking’s Throne
5. Suppressed Opposition
6. Son of a Barren Land
8. Beyond the Grips of Odium
9. Perfect Annihilation
10. Last Line of Defence
Einar Eldur Thorberg – vocals, guitars
Kristján Einar Guðmundsson – drums