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mercoledì 21 maggio 2014
Relapse news: BLACK ANVIL’s Hail Death now playing in full
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BLACK ANVIL's Hail Death now playing in full
As the release of their third full-length albumdraws near, Rock Hard magazine is streaming BLACK ANVIL's long anticipated Hail Death full-length in its entirety!
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The ten-track, J. Robbins-produced Hail Death is at once epic and predatory; an ambitious manifestation of sound that remains true to the band's roots while transcending them in a way that weaves all of their seemingly antagonistic influences into an amalgam of heavy music that's refreshing and all-consuming.
Captured at Magpie Cage Studio by J. Robbins, Hail Death remains true to the band's roots while still transcending them in a way that weaves all of their seemingly contrasting influences into an amalgam of heavy music that's as original as it is devouring.
Hail Death, which comes adorned in the sinister cover art of Metastazis (Behemoth, Alcest, Black Dahlia Murder) will be released via Relapse Records in North America/UK/Europe/World on May 27th, 2014 preceded by Germany/Benelux/Finland on May 24th, 2014. Recommended for iniquitous souls who worship at the altars of Celtic Frost, Metallica, Bathory, Watain, Emperor, Marduk, and Deströyer 666.
Inspired as much by Kiss' Destroyer as Metallica's Master Of Puppets, Hail Death wasn't an easy album to create and the band members' personal turmoil is reflected in its every noxious moment. "I went through a lot of stuff over the past year and it caused me to move and spend a year of my life in solitude," relays bassist/vocalist Paul Delaney, explaining that for twelve months he would sit in his room and pour all of his energy and inner chaos into these songs. "This is our journey. I can honestly say that this is probably the most important thing I've ever done in my life, even if it never sees the light of day for some reason I'm insanely proud of it." Ultimately, Hail Death is a work that speaks for itself in the sense that it's both a mission statement and a battle cry. If the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse ever descend on the planet, this is the perfect soundtrack to the bloody aftermath.
In a 4/5 rating of the record, MetalSucks boasts, "On Hail Death, BLACK ANVIL have boiled their brand of muscular black metal down to a venomous reduction, creating a grinding, cutthroat sound that has more to do with hard concrete than the freezing moon." and Noisey asserts "BLACK ANVIL have written some of the most vicious and satisfying black metal laid to tape in the last few years," furthering that they, "deliver their blackened goods sans corpsepaint but with a distinct New York edge," while Stereogum adds, "Hail Death is a pure metal album that relishes in the genre's conventions without feeling conventional: It's simply anthemic, aggressive, bombastic, thrilling, and fucking heavy."