Hailing from Berlin and Istanbul, progressive post-metal act Bipolar Architecture was founded by Sarp Keski and Enes Akovalı in 2020. After spending years in death/black metal scene together, they decided to something different and established the band. Later with the addition of Marcus Sander and eventually Fatih Kanık, band went live and played several international shows already with the debut release album „Depressionland“ which was released by Dunk! Records.
After two years spent gradually releasing singles, the Berlin-based Bipolar Architecture are finally ready to unleash their debut record, and we’re excited to partner with them in doing so! Featuring members of the death metal group Heretic Soul, Bipolar Architecture represents a move from the pummeling nihilism of their former band to a style that allows for more variation and nuance without sacrificing the intensity that has driven them to this point. This newly broadened canvas sees them touching down on both post- and prog- metal, with flourishes of djent, black metal, and even spacey post-rock working their way into the mix. The resulting record reveals impressive growth and carefully measured songwriting. Depressionland takes the considerable energy and ferocity these performers possess and focuses it in a manner which provides listeners essential moments of respite via spacious soundscapes while still maximizing the impact of its heavier elements.
Even with the band’s commitment to a more layered sound intact, the beating heart of Depressionland remains the raw aggression that has clearly motivated them since their earlier, more extreme musical phases. Post-metal fans will find much to rejoice in here, as most of the songs originate from the seething-menace-foreshadowing-thunderous-eruption template that the genre has long been built on. Putting aside the speed and technicality of death metal in favor of a more deliberate and diversified sound proves an astute adjustment. The widened scope creates a platform where the band can occasionally explore more restrained performance, which in turn opens an avenue for the more extreme moments to hit with even more potency than they would were they being supplied in unceasing waves.