Please introduce yourself.
Orient Fall is a fivepieced modern progmetal band hailing from Budapest, HUN. The band broke into the scene in 2009 by self releasing their first demo and at the end of 2011 their critically acclaimed debut EP. After all these years Fractals is the most promising product of this effort so far showing you the journey of becoming the reason and how we are all able to ascend to our very own thrones.
When your band was created?
What the style do you play?
How could you describe your music by several words?
Powerful, experimental, complex, thinkingful, rhapsodic, music for the wise
What is the main theme of your lyrics?
The maze on the front cover is an important sign – searching for self, searching for the truth. For example here is the explanation of our song, Malthusian Protocol. Thomas Malthus, british economist, philosopher and clergyman lived in the early 19th century. His premises and thoughts were way ahead of his time. One of the most important of those is the predestination of arriving to the demographic catastrophe of the present, which was deemed inevitable even back at the time (malthusian catastrophe). This antiutopistic judgment of the future was based on the fact that humanity is doomed under such immoderate consumption, because sooner or later production will not be able to catch up with consumption. Orient Fall attempted to carry on the vision of Malthus; wonder if he was alive today and would be under the weight of such deep and demanding thoughts, would he describe this deterioration on less of a material plane? Through the prism of Orient Fall, the world’s largest disaster facilitator currently could be the approach disguised as “liberal”, which promotes the total exemption of values. But the exemption of values is dangerous because the most important stage of a person’s mental and spiritual development is the moment or rather the process when one challenges learnt things and makes them part or omits from of its own identity. Only the strongest personalities or superior intelligences are able to create from scratch. The mentally and spiritually valuefree existence may have unpredictable consequences capable of inducing such longterm social problems what cause mankind in part already to suffer. Most of us are helpless against this degree of philosophical obstacle.
However, with the tools of creation, accumulation and promotion of values we can fight against it. Orient Fall is doing this, and its members also strive to live accordingly. Later on, the album disserts on the causes, evolution and aversions of all this, for which in another context it tries to provide realistic alternatives.
What would you like to achieve with the band activity?
To reach as many peoples as we can and to give them answers for their questions though our music.
How many gigs you have played so far and maybe you visit another countries with concerts?
We played all over our home country and next year we will visit other European cities.
Is there anything very important about your band what SHOULD know fans and labels?
We believe in our music.
What the formats you would like to see your releases, CD, Vinyl, Tape…? And how do you see future of physical releases?
When you will get label deal, would you like to help to the label with promotion from your side, or you want label do all without your help?
I would help, I do it on my own right now also.
What’s your reaction towards negative opinions about your music?
We didn’t get too much so far, a very few. I can handle it hopefully
And last question, how do you like our webzine, do you have some remarks towards its look or functionality?
It looks great.
„After long years of waiting Hungary’s hottest progressive metalcore newcomer, Orient Fall has finally released its highly anticipated debut full-length album under the name of ‘Fractals’. The record contains thirteen brand new songs and continues the way of the first EP: an image of a complicated, progressive path through a mature, bravely experimenting and modern sound with a message-oriented and passionate attitude. The recording and the mixing was done by Orient Fall, led by the guitarist “Dark Side”, but the band tried to coordinate almost everything around themselves from the production to the visual appearance. Three additional guests were involved in the project, including Bálint Csongor from the Hungarian progressive metal act, Subscribe, who defined the sound of the 2000s in the Hungarian metal scene. The artwork and the visual concept were made by vocalist, Krisztián Buzás and his brother, Daniel. The message-oriented band’s lyrics are also worth reading through carefully – though by their own admission it’s not a concept record – the lyrics are connected together using a chain of thought and while matching to the album title they are a part of a larger entity. The band’s management and the digital distribution of ‘Fractals’ is handled by GarageLive.”