5 Questions With... is your chance to get to know a new or up-and-coming metal band. The Advent Equation are from Mexico, and recently released their debut album Limitless Life Reflections. Vocalist/guitarist Daniel Cordoba introduces us to his band.
Give us a brief history of The Advent Equation.
We are a five member progressive metal band from Monterrey, Mexico. That has been working on this project since 2008. Recently we released our debut album independently. We can describe the band name meaning by looking at the words individually. With "advent" we have something big, a change that will occur. That's one side of it. On the other one we have the word "equation" which speaks of balance and equality that each member brings.
How would you describe the style/sound of Limitless Life Reflections?
It's a mixture of heavy guitar influences along with atmospheric leads and rhythm complexity which can go from warm and calm melodic passages to aggressive and dynamic grooves.
Lyrical and musically the album goes around an existential theme throughout the songs, exploring the mind's journey through loss, pain and death. We wanted to display the sentiment of entropy in the album, the art reflects this decay of everything, symbolizing a single person's decay, as well as the world's.
What has been your most memorable The Advent Equation live show, and what are your upcoming live show/tour plans?
We've had some memorable performances throughout the years, sharing the stage with bands such as Haggard and Opeth, which have been rewarding, each on their own. And definitely a remarkable moment on our history was when we presented this album to a full venue on our hometown.
As for our performance, it has always been as energetic as it is atmospheric, trying to share the way we feel the music. But the most memorable yet is definitely our album release show, where we went all out in production value; overall it was an amazing and memorable night. We look forward to promoting our music in 2013, across our country and wherever our music can be heard.
What's the metal scene like in the Monterrey area?
Being an industrial city with defined market and genres, rock and metal are not commercially supported as many musicians would like (Mexico in general). This drives local bands to do things better, be more competitive, reason why we try to keep us together as much as possible, by keeping the dream alive, and avoid being lost on the process. Monterrey has a lot of talent to offer, bands like Neural FX, Noosphera, Inferzenal, Avatar and Ira, just to mention a few. All of them great musicians and friends.
Anything else you'd like to mention or promote?
We would like to thank you for your space and anyone that took the time to read this interview, and invite you to listen to our music, visit our social media pages, and please be more than welcome to contact us. You can find us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.