Fall Of Stasis was originally formed in 2017 with the intention of bringing something completely new to the scene. Based out of Montreal, Canada, the band provides the soundtrack to existential dread through its individualistic, unconventional, and non-conformist metallic style, crushing any level of status quo in the metal scene and introducing a sound that’s wholly original and genre-defying; something for all to enjoy.
Symphonic yet brutal and often unpredictable, they present a mix of very powerful growls and clean vocals, along with good stage presence, efficient crowd work and tight musicianship.
For fans of:
Dimmu Borgir, Black Dahlia Murder, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Finntroll, Ne Obliviscaris, Opeth, Eluveitie, Wintersun, UneXpect
The Chronophagist (full-length album, 2022)
Notable Acts We’ve Shared the Stage With
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Fall of Stasis is one of those bands that can paint magistral songs using every color of the spectrum without sounding disconnected. Working with them was a breeze, as they’re able to blend fun and hard work with no loss in productivity.
Musically, a great deal goes on across 50 minutes, as one tends to expect from 5 instrumentalists: the rhythm players straddle a gap between extreme and accessible, with the melodies and especially solos approaching technicality at times, yet the music also never veers away from appealing arrangements. All this means that The Chronophagist should have plenty of currency among a wide group of metal fans who approve of anything from melodic death to black metal in terms of heaviness and from prog to folk in terms of extra toppings.
Musically, a great deal goes on across 50 minutes, as one tends to expect from 5 instrumentalists: the rhythm players straddle a gap between extreme and accessible, with the melodies and
especially solos approaching technicality at times, yet the music also never veers away from appealing arrangements. All this means that The Chronophagist should have plenty of currency among a wide group of metal fans who approve of anything from melodic death to black metal in terms of heaviness and from prog to folk in terms of extra toppings.
The Patented Dark Juan Blood Splat Rating System (Le système breveté d’évaluation des éclaboussures de sang Dark Juan pour mes amis canadiens-français) awards the first 10/10 of 2022 to these Canadian madmen and women for an album that is contemporary yet brings back memories of when Metal was at the height of its powers, and yet slays with as much ease as a tactical nuclear weapon.
Fall Of Stasis immediately gives a very impressive calling card with this first album! They are certainly very good musicians and the whole thing immediately sounds very mature […] I am very curious to see how they want to match this level and this diversity on their next album. In any case, I look forward to it with fear and trembling, but eagerly nonetheless.
The Chronophagist est en effet chronophage, mais dans le bon sens du terme. Il est un album qui bouffe le temps à pleines bouchées mais qui ne vous fait pas perdre le vôtre. Les Canadiens de FALL OF STASIS assurent donc leur réputation avec ce premier album totalement excentrique, mais valide musicalement.
Overall, this album is unlike any other debut out there. It puts absolute chaos on the line and ensures each band member’s unique taste and abilities are available in full force. Take a listen and hear for yourself how this eccentric album puts forth one hell of a dynamic unmatched by any other.
“We wanted our first album to bring something fresh to the metal scene. Each song was carefully written and fine-tuned to maintain the listener’s attention. We wanted the album to showcase every member’s musical influences without compromising the quality of our music. The result is a relentless, fast and aggressive yet melodic and symphonic opus with a different vibe and story for every track. Overall, each song blends well into the next one, yet they’re different enough to keep the listener involved for the duration of the album. We asked Christian Donaldson to record, mix and master our album since he’s easily one of the most respected and recognized metal producers in the province. Again, we didn’t want to cut corners and we made sure to partner with someone who would do justice to our music. Lyrically, the album showcases fictive storytelling from start to finish, although the lyrics often symbolize modern social issues along with some of the band members’ personal experiences.”– Fall of Stasis
Album Title: The Chronophagist
Release Date: February 25, 2022
Album Recording Credits: Christian Donaldson
• All songs performed by: Fall of Stasis
• All songs written by: Fall of Stasis
• Produced by: Christian Donaldson
• Mixed by: Christian Donaldson
• Mastered by: Christian Donaldson
• Album Artwork by: Roberto Napolitano
• Canadian Content (MAPL)