VORTEX - War And Melodic Death Metal Collide In “The Future Remains In Oblivion” Album

Rimouski's Quebec's Vortex is now streaming its third epic concept album set to aggressive and beautiful orchestral melodic death metal with hints of black metal. Each song in “The Future Remains In Oblivion” is one chapter in their well-written sci-fi tale and there is a build-up in intensity and emotion that goes along with the storyline and the lyrics as you traverse the album. They share their thoughts:

“This is an orchestral death metal album with plenty of heavy riffing and melodies, technical vocals, and epic soloing. Some of the songs are riff-oriented and some others had the orchestra and melodies written before the drums and the guitars. We wrote all the lyrics before the music to make sure that it would fit the feel and emotion of each song/part of the story. When we start writing a song, we know exactly what feeling and emotion we are aiming at, it’s a good way to push ourselves creatively and write thoughtful music.”

Those familiar with the previous albums will note that they were more on the ambient/dramatic side. The new album’s songs are still melodic/orchestral but much more aggressive and some of them have a black metal influence. Vortex’s goal was to create songs that would have a greater impact on their live shows, and these aggressive songs will work well live. They feel the album is a good combination of aggression/melody, and ugliness/beauty.

Creativity and storytelling are the key tenets of Vortex. Their masterful lyric writing is equally matched with their prowess in devising riffs, and orchestrations. They will transport the listener into a new world and are recommended for fans of Lorna Shore, Dimmu Borgir, and Fleshgod Apocalypse.

“The Future Remains In Oblivion” is now available as of June 9th, 2023.

Digital (Bandcamp, Spotify, Apple Music) - https://linktr.ee/vortexband

Tour Dates: ​

June 9 - Matane, QC - Le Barachois - Gaspesian Metal fest 
Sept 15 - Rivière du Loup, QC - Espace Collectif Berger St-Modeste w/ Aeternam 
Sept 16 - Montreal, QC - Piranha Bar (Hellstorm Productions 20th Anniversary Show) 
Oct 21 - Ottawa, ON - The House of Targ w/ Serene Dark, Strigampire 
Nov 3 - Saguenay, QC - CEM w/ Beyond Fiction, Strigampire 
Nov 4 - Montreal, QC - Piranha Bar w/ Strigampire, Serene Dark 
Nov 15 - Edmundston, NB - Microbrasserie Ateepic w/ Aeternam 
Nov 16 - Charlottetown, PEI - Trailside w/ Aeternam 
Nov 17 - Moncton, NB - Xeroz w/ Aeternam 
Nov 18 - Saint John, NB - The Panic Room w/ Aeternam 
Dec 15 - Rimouski, QC - Le Paradis - Strigampire, Serene Dark, Beyond Fiction 
Dec 16 - Trois-Rivières, QC - L’Entité w/ Strigampire, Serene Dark 
Jan 26 - Drummondville, QC - La Sainte-Paix w/ Aeternam 
Jan 27 - Quebec City, QC - L’Anti w/ Aeternam

Track Listing:​

1. From The Sun (5:24) 
2. Downfall (4:11) 
3. The Fool (3:13) 
4. The Walls (4:32) 
5. Our Possible End (4:23) 
6. First Blood (4:29) 
7. The Future Remains In Oblivion (4:50) 
8. When No More Words Will Be Heard (5:22)