The wait is over as NOTSM’s anticipated debut album “Only Death Brings Silence” is officially released today. Balancing between progressive, melodic, and groove metal, there are also breakdowns, thought-provoking lyrics, and a barrage of technical tidbits for discerning metalheads around the world. A solo project from the mind of Matt Barkley, the album invites listeners on a dark and reflective journey through the depths of the human psyche. Barkley shares his excitement:

“I’m super excited to announce the release of my debut album “Only Death Brings Silence”- it is a relentless exploration of the human condition through the lens of heavy metal. With an intense blend of crushing riffs and powerful vocals, this album dives deep into themes of existentialism, mortality, and the human struggle against self-destructive tendencies.”

The tracklist unfolds like a journey through the darkest corners of the human psyche, from the confrontational indictment of “Humans” to the introspective musings of “Terminal” and the relentless pursuit depicted in “The Hedonic Treadmill” and its sequel “You Make Your Own Luck” which offers a glimmer of hope, encouraging listeners to take control of their destiny, while the titular track, “Only Death Brings Silence” serves as a haunting instrumental conclusion.

Through its raw intensity and uncompromising lyrical honesty “Only Death Brings Silence” emerges as a visceral and aggressive testament to the power of heavy metal as both a sonic force and a medium for exploring the depths of the human experience. Each song offers a unique exploration of themes ranging from existentialism to societal noise. With meticulous attention to detail in both composition and production, NOTSM delivers a debut album that is sure to leave a lasting impression on fans of heavy metal and introspective music alike. “Only Death Brings Silence” is recommended for fans of The Halo Effect, Rivers of Nihil, and Nightrage.

SOURCE: Official Bio