This brand new full length is by far TORCHBEARER’s most intense album so far. Highly energetic, full speed yet melodic black death metal. The average speed on this album is extremely high, nevertheless there are many midtempo and slower, atmospherical parts with melodic lead guitars.
Death Meditations is produced by Plec (Watain, Scar Symmetry, Solution .45, Miseration). Artwork by Pär Olofsson (Immortal, Immolation, Malevolent Creation).
Christian Alvestam's statement about DEATH MEDITATIONS: "For me "Death Meditations" represents everything that is Torchbearer - Speed! Power! Melody! Aggression! All wrapped up in a striking production and marked by the philosophy of Hagakure! To me "Death Meditations" is the ultimate Torchbearer experience - so far!"
Death Meditations is a concept album based on the philosophy of Hagakure - the way of the samurai. It's not about samurai warriors though. It's about the thoughts and ideas portrayed in the book Hagakure. A true philosophy of life.