North Carolina, sci-fi metal band Xael are bringing it with their latest track “In The Hollows of Pathos,” from their newest record Last Arbiter. Founded by Nassaru of Rapheumets Well/Enthean, the group is heavily influenced by Septic Flesh, Iron Maiden, Augury, Wardruna and Fleshgod Apocalypse

The band commented, “Our music represents a dual mission in terms of its purpose. The songs represent both the Sci-fi lore and serve as a conduit for our own emotions and life endeavors. “In The Hollows of Pathos” is about the immortal’s specific weakness, which we call ‘soul sickness’. This temporarily renders him unconscious and vulnerable as his immortality is only so, if he is in a conscious state. Chained to him is ancient and insidious entity from antiquity that hungers to feed on his life essence as such he has to strive to overcome such. The song represents depression and the need to grow and overcome it as a disease.”