October 2019 saw the release of the debut album, The Door, from Montreal's progressive death metal project, Messora. Since the release, the band has released the video for title track The Door via a premiere on metal discovery network Beheading the Traitor and have been promoting the album.
When speaking of the video and it’s self-produced and released nature vocalist/guitarist Zach Dean explains, "It is a collection of imagery and aesthetics meant to reflect and enhance the sounds and themes of "The Door". We are extremely pleased and proud to be able to share it”
Originally formed as a solo recording project back in 2016 in Montréal, Québec, Messora has now evolved into a band that strives to obscure genres. Having been described as Death Metal, Black Metal, Thrash Metal, Progressive Metal, Melodic Metal, and Doom Metal alike, it’s difficult to attach a label to Messora and with good reason. Their music is unique, tightly crafted and fine-tuned into a delectable album of genre-blurring metal that will suit almost all palettes.
To quote Zach Dean again he explains the project further;
“I am trying to present fans with a record that you listen to front to back and come out of feeling different. Maybe not even different, maybe just more like yourself. The album as a whole is very varied musically while remaining focused and tight. It’s very clearly a metal album but you can hear that we want to go to different places and incorporate different influences throughout the record. Most of the songs are very long and have very complicated structures and changes, but it’s always meant to feel right and musical rather than abrupt and meaningless.”
In short, Messora are yet another new metal project to get excited about. Their imagery pulls no punches and their sound is equally as relentless yet at the same time holds a distinct quality of the highest level akin to the likes of Opeth or Gojira, not lightweight company to be compared to we are sure you’ll agree.