- Audio CDÌ_åÇÌÎÌ__(November 17, 2017)
- Original Release Date:Ì_åÇÌÎÌ__November 17, 2017
- Number of Discs:Ì_åÇÌÎÌ__1
- Label:Ì_åÇÌÎÌ__SOLID STATE RECORDS
Phinehas‰ۡóÁÌ_́ÌÎ_̴Ìö new concept record, Dark Flag, contemplates the horrendous assaults on human rights that reportedly occur in North Korea under the Kim regime. While the band do not take a political stance, the record focuses on the pain of human liberties being stripped away and the frustration that no one is taking responsibility. As a result, Dark Flag contains some of the most heartfelt and moving lyrics of the band‰ۡóÁÌ_́ÌÎ_̴Ìös career. ‰ۡóÁÌ_́ÌÎÌ_??Meaningless Names,‰ۡóÁÌ_́ÌÎ_? one of the slow, melodic songs on the record, haunts with lines like ‰ۡóÁÌ_́ÌÎÌ_??Counting days with each cell door creak‰ۡóÁÌ_́ÌÎ_? and ‰ۡóÁÌ_́ÌÎÌ_??The deafening hush of waiting to die.‰ۡóÁÌ_́ÌÎ_? At the same time, the song also offers inspirational sentiments (‰ۡóÁÌ_́ÌÎÌ_??Hold fast to hope of another day,‰ۡóÁÌ_́ÌÎ_? ‰ۡóÁÌ_́ÌÎÌ_??I have to believe something better awaits‰ۡóÁÌ_́ÌÎ_?).