Born in times of ubiquitous intercommunication and surveillance, Dying Empire, a metal band from Dresden, Germany address the influences of modern technology on mankind. Loss of identity for individuals amongst a society which hardly tolerates individuality and urges people to submit to surveillance and control is defining the band's music. With their current album, fittingly entitled "Dystopia", the band invites to a journey without return to a world where people wear themselves out because of wrong ideals and their affection for self-display. Those gloomy topics are materialized by a mixture of Death and Thrash Metal which is both melodic and brutal, extensive melodic parts, furious blast beats, modern influences and - beware - some clean vocals.