Hagalas - "Hope Is A Lie"


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Hagalas Drops Third Single "Hope Is A Lie" from Upcoming Album "Mentes Reae"

Hold onto your horns, metalheads! Finnish melodic death metal prodigies Hagalas are back with a vengeance, unleashing the third single, "Hope Is A Lie," from their eagerly anticipated debut album, "Mentes Reae." Set to hit the physical shelves on May 31st, this track is a gut-punch of raw emotion and melodic fury.
"Hope Is A Lie" delves into the bleak narrative of an individual battered by life's relentless disappointments. Despite their relentless struggle and aspirations for a brighter future, every effort seems to crumble into futility. With hope vanishing like mist under the cruel sun of fate, our protagonist becomes embittered and cynical, viewing hope as nothing more than an illusion—a trap of empty promises. It's a poignant reminder of life's brutal realities and how relentless optimism can turn into stark cynicism when faced with repeated setbacks.
This powerful track is now streaming on all major platforms and is accompanied by Hagalas' first official music video. Directed with a keen eye for the dramatic, the video amplifies the song's intense emotions and narrative depth.
Want to dive straight into the sonic storm? Listen to "Hope Is A Lie" on Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer, Tidal, and more.
The band consists of:
Kalle Korhonen: Vocals
Antti Huovila: Guitar
JM Helenius: Guitar
Ville Uimi: Bass
Teemu Kankainen: Drums

These Finnish maestros weave a tapestry of melodic death metal that's as intricate as it is brutal, and "Hope Is A Lie" is a testament to their craftsmanship.
I have to say, Hagalas has nailed it with "Hope Is A Lie." The track is a masterclass in blending melody with raw power, capturing the essence of despair and disillusionment with a finesse that’s rare in the genre. The combination of Kalle Korhonen's haunting vocals, the dual guitar assault of Antti Huovila and JM Helenius, Ville Uimi's thunderous bass lines, and Teemu Kankainen's relentless drumming creates a soundscape that's both ferocious and deeply emotive.
So, mark your calendars for May 31st, and be sure to grab a physical copy of "Mentes Reae." This debut album is shaping up to be a monumental release in the melodic death metal scene, and "Hope Is A Lie" is just a taste of the brilliance to come.
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And don't forget, you can pre-order "Mentes Reae" from Inverse's online store and Levykauppa ÄX. Stay metal, stay brutal, and remember, sometimes hope is just a lie... but the music is always real.