After their breathless “Holon” album trilogy, The Hirsch Effekt have probably crafted their most extreme, darkest and most complex chapter, which goes by the name of “Eskapist” and will be released on August 18th, 2017.Socially critical, caustically political and musically overwhelming, the fourth album from the Hanoverian band is truly a lesson in progressive metal, prog and core. All three band members – drummer Moritz Schmidt, guitarist and singer Nils Wittrock and bassist and singer Ilja John Lappin – had an equal share in the writing of the record.
The 12 complex compositions, interfused with prog, tech and sludge metal, continually shift between the different styles and were recorded with Tim Tautorat (who has previously worked with In Flames, Manic Street Preachers), Max Trieder and various guest musicians in Hanover, Leipzig and Berlin.
With the “Eskapist” album, The Hirsch Effekt give us their final comment on our time. In simple terms: remarkably intense music.