If you’re feeling a little groggy this morning and in need of a little wake-up call, then proceed to the end of this post where we’re streaming a track from As You Drown’s forthcoming album Rat King.
The Swedish death metal masters have really outdone themselves with this track “Your Loyal Betrayer.” It’s fucking vicious, people. I happen to love frontman Henrik Blomqvist’s vocals, and Mikael Åkerström and Simon Exner provide that brutal dual-guitar assault that’s going to have their riffs running through your head all fucking day.
Formed in Borås, Sweden, in 2003, As You Drown were inspired by the speed and relentless brutality of contemporary death metal along with the atmosphere and straightforward structure of the genres’ predecessor.
As You Drown tracked Rat King at their AYD Studio in Borås back in April. The album was mixed and mastered by Plec (who has worked with Watain…nuff said) at Panic Room Studio in Skövde Sweden in July 2011. Rat King will be released through Metal Blade Records on October 11 in the United States and a day earlier every where else in the world.
Said Blomqvist about the new album: “It feels like we’ve taken everything we do to a whole new level on this one, and we can’t wait to get out on the road and play these songs live. This new material is INTENSE, although at the same time a lot more varied and dynamic than what we’ve done in the past. Keep your eyes and ears open friends. Death! Destruction!! GOATS!”