01. My Soul, Old 02. Nekrolife 03. The Sick Is Dead 04. Long Live The Sick 05. Gottkomplex 06. Is This Your Inheritance 07. The Ultimate Rejection 08. Life‘s Work 09. Death‘s Work 10. Final Stage
For the diseased the illness is not seldom end and beginning at the same time. What is to be understood by Plague Metal, in the end only the creators themselves may determine. If you thought you had understood by now what to expect from MALADIE after four albums, the guys from Germany show you that they will continue to take completely unpredictable paths. Thus, the new work of art could not be entitled any more suitably: „The Sick Is Dead, Long Live The Sick“. One can confidently speak of a reinvention here, because the material comes along almost straightforward, without losing the very own sick signature for a single second, which allows an undreamtof directness to emerge. Immediately the opener ‚My Soul, Old‘ stomps forward in black ‚n‘ roll manner, before it unfolds itself in a melodic middle section, only to then march towards the end. The blast-beat thunderstorm at the beginning of ‚Nekrolife‘ then shows again the down stepped gas pedal and lets the jazz influences flash in the verse riffs skillfully, but always well dosed. The semi title tracks ‚The Sick Is Dead‘ and ‚Long Live The Sick‘ are almost punky by MALADIE standards and at the same time so cleverly written that one could nevertheless only expect them in this form from this very formation. ‘Is This Your Inheritance‘ oscillates between all forms of melancholic gothic rock. Towards the end ‚Life‘s Work‘ and ‚Death‘s Work‘ increase the speed at times, before ‚Final Stage‘ strikes the final death blow. „The Sick Is Dead, Long Live The Sick“ shows MALADIE more infectious than ever, and from a completely new side. Apostasy Records will release the album on 10.12.2021. Then, you can convince yourself.