Tunisian progressive/power metal group Myrath will be releasing their fifth LP, Shehili, on May 3rd via earMUSIC. If you can’t wait until that release date, the band has released a couple singles and have recently unveiled a live video for the track “Born to Survive.” The video was recorded in front of 7,000 fans at one of their local shows in Carthage.
Regarding the song, vocalist Zaher Zorgati stated, “‘Born to Survive’ is a very special song for us. It’s the first time we tried to incorporate tribal and guttural voices in a Myrath song. At the beginning, we didn’t really know how the final result would sound, but we ended with something really heavy, special, and fresh to anybody’s ear. That’s one of the reasons we needed to define a new music genre called ‘Blazing Desert Metal’. ‘Born to Survive’ could be defined as a mix between a lot of African sonorities mixed with Rammstein-esque riffs and Andalusian influences, but I guess you need to listen to the song to actually believe it.”
Check out the performance below, which kicks off with provocative percussion leading to riffs that will drive you to both shake your hips and headbang simultaneously.