Lost Society

Lost Society backstory

Lost Society established themselves as one of the most exciting prospects in post-noughties thrash with their Megadeth-inspired debut, 2013’s Fast Loud Death.

And its follow-ups, Terror Hungry and Braindead, demonstrated the jaw-dropping prowess of guitarists Samy Elbanna and Arttu Lesonen.

2020’s No Absolution saw the Finns introduce more melody, groove and maturity into their songcraft, and with songs such as Artificial, they moved decisively away from the likes of Trash All Over You.

112 is the first single to be taken from the quartet’s fifth album, If The Sky Came Down.

In frontman’s Samy Elbanna’s own words

“The upcoming album is a portrayal of how you see the world after you have come to terms with the fact that all hope has been lost.

“A world where all your insecurities and worst fears come to life.

“It’s my story and 112 is where it all begins. It’s the moment you realise your life has started to unravel and you can finally be fully honest with yourself and admit: you’re not okay. There’s something incredibly purifying and serene about letting go, and finally starting to build something new.

“Since writing the lyrics and chorus to this song, it was clear that this was the first song people have to hear from the album.

“During the recording of the album, I had compiled a few different music video ideas that I really wanted to do for the album – and the synopsis that I had for 112 was just something we knew we HAD to do.

“The amazing Vita Pictura team immediately grabbed the idea and supercharged it, and I think together we made something absolutely magical.

“The music video depicts the whole theme of the album and in particular the feeling talked about on the track itself. Going through a period in time where you feel as though you keep waking up in the exact same time, same place and same emotion without any help. You try to mess with your own ‘hell loop’ but you just keep falling down and finding yourself back where you started.”

The verdict on 112

Lost Society have come a long way since their days as exuberant young thrashers.

And 112 is more proof of that.

It’s a slick, punchy slab of pristine metal, with a sleek dynamic that wouldn’t be out of place on a Machine Head or Trivium record.

But what really impresses here is the anthemic chorus, energised by a powerhouse performance from Elbanna.

This is arena-level material, make no mistake.

What’s next for Lost Society?

If The Sky Came Down is set to be released on September 30 via Nuclear Blast.

Lost Society have a string of festival dates lined up for the summer, including an appearance at the UK’s Bloodstock Festival on August 13.