Following last month’s ‘Revolt/Reanimate’ single, Ireland’s crossover progressive rockers, RESTIVE NATION return with a haunting, melancholic composition. ‘Act III’ is loaded with the bands’ renowned atmospheric soundscape that draws from elements of Tool and A Perfect Circle, against a concept of a post-humanistic, Orwellian future.
Intrigued yet? To classify Restive Nation’s genre is akin to finding the space between NIN’s ‘The Fragile’ and Massive Attack’s ‘Mezzanine’ opus. The band present ideas in sound that incorporate elements of past, present, and future.
Speaking of the new single, the band commented: “It is a full embrace of progressive rock with similarities to Tool, Mastodon and Gojira. The music is a dark and foreboding experience that grows with intensity to an explosive finish.
The song is one of our darkest releases to date with themes of internet culture and the decay of human society. The Lyrical theme explores the constant stream of hate and self-righteousness expressed on the internet. The art of discussion and conversation is now dead because of online culture. You chase those thumbs, hearts and likes to receive a gambler’s high. We were once a high society of intellects, but have now reduced ourselves to smashing buttons on a machine.”
‘Act III’ will be available exclusively via the bands’ official YouTube page to coincide with the growing visual concept of their forthcoming new album. Plans for a release via streaming platforms will be announced early 2022.