Holy fucking hell — just stop what you are doing, and head to the end of this post to listen to something super evil.
It’s a song called “It Dangles From The Bone,” and it’s from a Massachusetts black metal duo by the name of Obsidian Tongue.
These dudes are eerie and ritualistic and I love them.
You will love them too, if you give them a chance.
The song comes from the band’s debut Volume I: Subradiant Architecture, which was recorded and mixed onto vintage tape machines in March 2012 at Mystic Valley Studio in Medford by Alex Garcia-Rivera.
The record was tracked in four days, mixed in the following week, and mastered by New Alliance East in Cambridge.
“The first string of compositional attempts I made in the extreme metal style has naturally congealed into a 50 minute record I chose to name Volume I: Subradiant Architecture,” explains vocalist and guitarist Brendan James Hayter.
“These songs truly came together in a connected fashion, so it was only proper to call it a Volume. Furthermore, Subradiant Architecture is a term for the imaginary ‘Shadow World’ that much of the music takes place in, the consistent closed-eye visuals this music has given me since I first began to explore it. It suggests that the gods designed and built this lightless realm in our psyche like a piece of architecture, for Man to explore the origins of his despair and draw wisdom and power from symbolic images. In this life such emotions as despair, anxiety, abhorrence, and the uncertainty of my fate both in this world and the next, have been my greatest guides. It is my sense of duty to honor the evolution I have undergone through these chronic internal storms, and through the catharsis of extreme metal music.”
Fucking deep, dude.
The record is set for release on May 8 through Dissociation Records and will be distributed by Ragnorok.
Check it out, and try to tell me you don’t dig it.
It Dangles From The Bones
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