After exploding onto the live music circuit in 2018 and finding themselves opening for Toska, Monuments, I The Mighty, SÜMER and on the main stage of HRH Prog festival within months of performing live, Metathesis is the result of an unexpected demand from the bands' audiences.
The release captures a band in its inception with all the might and intimacy of a live performance.
THE MAKING OF METATHESIS
After performing at Birmingham's O2 institute the band were approached by Wales-based producer Michael Jensen Després. Rapid chemistry was established between the band and Michael and it was decided that they would enter the studio together to try and capture the bands live energy.
Michael arranged for the band to use the renowned Long Wave studios (Funeral For A Friend, Kids In Glass Houses, Twin Atlantic) owned by renowned producer Romesh Dodangoda.
The E.P. was captured ‘live in the studio’ (the band performing the songs together at the same time) over 24 hours before being mixed and mastered.
Michaels production lends honesty to the final mixes aesthetic while delivering clarity to the details in the bands' compositions, all without compromising what AXIOM do best.
To achieve this rehearsal recordings provided to him in pre-production were blended into the mixes, as well as subtle stereo imaging effects achieved by synthesising aspects of the guitar and drums.
This album surprised me quite a bit. It is at once symphonic, primal, chaotic, and beautiful. It is hard to describe musically, but imagine if humanity were assimilated to The Borg and they then decided to make music after listening to Steve Vai, Deep Forest, and Kamelot. It sort of needs to be heard to be understood, if at all possible. Matthew Rukgaber