On Fading


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Dillon Ethier
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Dillon Ethier My initial skepticism over the need for the term "chamber metal" was unfounded, it seems. Overall this is truly heavy and progressive. Sort of prog/metal fusion with a horn section, periodically punctured by unapologetically harsh and abrasive vocals. I really haven't heard anything quite like this before. Favorite track: Saudade.
Cloud Of Time
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Cloud Of Time This album flows between beauty, flames, smoothness and madness. The sax cleans really compliment this vocal style. If you don't care for the first track, don't turn away. You will be missing out if you neglect to take in the rest.
flightoficarus (Metal Trenches)
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flightoficarus (Metal Trenches) I really don't want to spoil all of the twists and turns of On Fading. Just know that I wouldn't recommend sampling this one until you have a full block of time you can dedicate to hearing it start to finish at least once. This is progressive mad science. A Frankenstein of texture and sound. Full review on MetalTrenches.com: metaltrenches.com/reviews/on-insanity-206 Favorite track: Inertia.
Kevin Pelz
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Kevin Pelz This album was so wonderfully surprising. So varied and interesting, and not to mention that I love any band with "Noise" as an instrument in a chamber metal sextet. Favorite track: Inertia.
Can This Even Be Called Music?
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Can This Even Be Called Music? If you’re looking for a great avant-garde black post-metal album, this one is the one, right now! 10/10!
canthisevenbecalledmusic.com/hadean-on-fading/ Favorite track: Saudade.
Lucas T.
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Lucas T. Totally unexpected, what a great album! Favorite track: Saudade.
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Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Seth Manchester and Keith Souza at Machines With Magnets in Pawtucket, RI.

All music written and performed by HADEAN.
Horn section in "On Fading" written and arranged by Andrew Sullivan.


released September 16, 2015

Zak Bowditch: Vocals
Brian Fox: Drums
Dan R. Howard: Piano, Synthesizers, Electronics
Billy Mullen: Bass Guitar
David Parnell: Guitar, Lyrics, Vocals, Noise
Andrew Sullivan: Alto Saxophone, Noise

Guest Musicians:
Tyler Carden: Tenor Saxophone (Track 6)
Kelly Figueiredo: Clarinet (Track 6)
Aaron Galego: Trumpet (Track 6)
Jarrod Russell: Trombone (Track 6)



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Track Name: Noise Reduction Impulse
A novel stagnation/
Exercises in subtle decay/
Ever seeking stillness/
The familiar, opaque, gray/
Familiar songs of calcification and crumbling/
Static an endless refrain/
Sing, be delivered/
Sing, carry yourself away/
Track Name: New Lows
Track Name: Inertia
Ever distant, ever drifting/
Still further into reverie/
Assaulted by the memories/

Solitary, center-less/
Drifting through a golden array of loose ends/

Escape, fall away/
Even if a nostalgic echo is holding what's left in place/
And the furthest satellites cannot light the way/
Drift on/
Drift on/
Track Name: Saudade
A solitary body, mourning possibility/
A projection of grief onto the unseen/
A solitary body, eternally succumbing/

A static refrain/
Echoing decay/

Echoing decay/
Carry yourself away/
Track Name: On Fading
I am in the air/
New-found permanence in what could have been/
Deliverance from life on shifting sands/
I am in the air/

There is nothing to be done/
Drift on, fly on/