Hailing from the Arctic Circle, ‘We Are To Blame’ returns with their second release, ‘Duality II,’ affirming their status as purveyors of cutting-edge modern metal. This musical expedition seamlessly blends female pop vocals with a concoction of progressive power metal and melodeath, enriched further by electronic and symphonic elements, resulting in a sonic journey that captivates and surprises. The album unfolds as an anthemic collection of songs, each track a testament to the band’s ability to infuse familiarity with a fresh perspective. ‘Duality II’ is not just an auditory experience; it’s a dynamic fusion of Astrid Lindgren’s joyous storytelling and the melancholy inspired by the perpetual Arctic nights.
At the heart of ‘We Are To Blame’ is the unique collaboration between Johan Karlsson, Alice Hartvig, and Urban Granbacke. Alice, initially skeptical of venturing into the realm of metal, found herself perfectly aligned with Johan’s vision after a serendipitous demo recording. Together with Urban, they embarked on the musical odyssey that would become We Are To Blame.
Influenced by power metal, melodic death metal, and progressive metal, the band crafts a sound that incorporates symphonic and electronic elements, anchored by Alice’s mesmerizing vocals. ‘Duality II’ follows their highly acclaimed debut EP, ‘Duality I,’ and establishes ‘We Are To Blame’ as a force to be reckoned with in the metal scene. This release is not just about music; it’s about emotions, storytelling, and pushing the boundaries of metal. ‘Duality II’ is not merely an EP; it’s a sonic blizzard of metal brilliance, leaving listeners eagerly anticipating the next chapter in the evolving saga of ‘We Are To Blame.’