The Irish Progressive Tech-Noir Metal project, The Enigma Division give a new taste of their self-titled debut album with the release of the new single “The Age of Discovery”. Check out the lyric video below.
Taking elements of ‘80s synth wave and applying it to modern Tech-Metal has created what the band refer to as ‘Tech-Noir’, which is exactly what you’ll find with The Enigma Division’s compositions.
Creating vastly exciting musical landscapes that is best described as a fusion of Steve Vai, Dream Theatre, Animals as Leaders, and Liquid Tension Experiment, The Enigma Division have created a colourful and equally captivating escape to another dimension.
Speaking of the new single, guitarist, Conor Mcguran says: “’The Age of Discovery’ was one of the earliest songs we wrote together when we first started The Enigma Division. Will’s (Alex Young) lyrics were exactly what this tune needed, as we wanted to convey a sense of hope amongst the intense nature of the music. Something we strive for in all our songs is that message of when we’re losing hope, we can remind ourselves that the world we want to live in, the one we can imagine, can be real, because we create our world”.
Speaking of the band’s formation, he explains: “The Enigma Division started as the brainchild of myself and Ronan Burns. We both have quite a wide range of musical tastes, and the idea was to create a sound that combined all of those influences and make it our own. It’s become a sound we refer to as ’Tech-Noir’ as it incorporates our love for atmospheric 80’s synth music, film score, and science fiction, combined with extremely groove laden heavy riffs”.
The self-titled debut album is due for release on January 27th, 2023.
2. The Escapist
3. Echoes in the Deep
5. The Age of Discovery
8. 1977 – Ad Infinitum
Conor McGouran – Guitars/Keyboards
Ronan Burns – Bass/Keyboards
Ben Wanders – Vocals/Drums