“The Marionette“ is an intense journey through depressing atmospheres and mesmerizing soundscapes full of emotions that finish the narrative storyline of “The Puppeteer”.
Monosphere’s astounding DIY-done animation music videos for “The Puppeteer” and “I Am In Control, Pt. I” opened the narrative of the same-titled concept album. Telling the story of a fictional character and their partner. In “The Marionette”, the character decides to kill their partner and burn them down in the woods, which is shown in the narrative of the video. The act itself is a result of hate, mistrust and human failure and is the climax of “The Puppeteer”’s story line.
The song itself is calm and atmospheric, opening up with different layers of synths and soundscapes, such as a fire burning. Mostly clean, Monosphere build up on a groove and a post-metal vibe that might fit the sound of Culf Of Luna and The Ocean at some times, only to end in an abrasive doom section inspired by Amenra. The repeating riffs make this song an impactful and disturbing listen that breaks free from any chains and shows the band’s ability to play with different genres.
In direct comparison to the metalcore-driven first single “The Puppeteer” and the tech/prog death sounding second single “I Am In Control, Pt. I”, Monosphere now focus on an emotional level that hasn’t been as present before, as drummer Rodney Fuchs comments. “’The Marionette’ is by far the most emotional track on the album and is both: a satisfying, but also disturbing end to a dramatic story.”
“The Marionette“ isn’t actually the last song of the album, but the last song of the album’s first half, which narrates the story line from the protagonist’s perspective. A perspective full of hatred, suffering and evil.
The band’s debut album “The Puppeteer” will be released on November 26, 2021. It’s a concept album featuring 15 tracks and will be released on CD, Vinyl and digitally. Make sure to pre-order it via the band’s Bandcamp page.