On July 3rd, Belgian progressive/avant-garde metal band FABULAE DRAMATIS released a new single and videoclip for The City (Translucent), that will be part of their third album.
Here’s a quote from the band about what this song is all about: “Welcome to The City (Translucent). Come on in! Nobody will see you. Nobody cares. All residents ignore each other despite living close to each other. Therefore, they exist as if they were invisible. Just like the transparent buildings around it. In this society, YOU, the individual, are no longer part of society. YOU are property, a product to trade. The inhabitants of the transparent city are manipulated by powerful claws pulling the strings from above. They are puppets who have released their autonomy. Not consciously, and therefore not free. Pedestrians pass without paying attention to each other. Musicians cannot play freely. Their movements and the way they perceive the world are controlled by the powers that dominate the world in which they live. Nobody listens to them, nobody sees them… until they decide to become autonomous and free themselves from this slavery.
The Power is characterized by an animal-female-like figure. An evil character that controls the puppetry above the transparent city. Her ferocious gaze floods this urban society with poison. A special feature of this glass world. The woman trapped in the glass cube regrets that she gave up her freedom. Abandoned and alone, she undergoes a metamorphosis. She gets rid of her skin and turns into a Cyclops-like monster that sees everything but remains unseen. She elevates the art of camouflage ‘as a way to survive’ and accepts the glass cage as a way to attain higher spiritual purity through her destiny.
The City (Translucent) refers to modern society, in which conditioned puppets play the main role. Some adapt to the toxic environment, others break loose and others even dare to look beyond the invisible walls. This issue leaves you with the question: how much freedom should we be deprived of before we wake up?”
The song The City(Translucent) will be released through Spotify and other online streaming services: https://open.spotify.com/album/0UDAekydEi53RVbSUaTi4j?si=OBb7-JbGTRaa1pAs6odwig
FABULAE DRAMATIS is an eclectic, diverse and open minded band fusing together avant-garde and progressive metal genres. Music beyond boundaries, genres and cultures; heavy guitar riffs; harmonious jazz saxophone melodies; a mix of tango and metal; ethnic beats and percussion; various styles of voices such as opera, hard rock and grunts – that is what you can expect from this band.
Isabel Restrepo – Vocals/Sitar/Harmonium
Isadora Cortina – Vocals
Wesley Beernaert – Vocals
Daniel Díaz – Guitar/Bass
Hamlet – Bass/Vocals
Maxime Moreira – Drums
photo credit live pic: Piotr Kutolowski